HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL THE HONOURABLE DAVID HURLEY AC DSC (RETD), GOVERNOR -GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, BECOMES OUR PATRON FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF OUR FORMER PATRON,THE HON BOB HAWKE AC.
MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW PATRON
“I am delighted to become Patron of Engineering Aid Australia. For over 20 years, Engineering Aid Australia has quite literally, been ‘building futures’.
By helping Indigenous high school students, particularly those with an aptitude for maths and science, to complete high school, progress to university and into engineering careers they support not just the individual, but also the broader community and, ultimately, all of Australia.
Engineering Aid Australia’s Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES) Program helps young Indigenous people achieve their potential and, in doing so, our nation to reach its.
I look forward to working with the organisation’svolunteer directors and management team, its supporters, including sponsors from the engineering, mining, construction and infrastructure sectors, and the wonderful young people participating in the program.”
Vale the Hon. Bob Hawke AC
(Extract from the Tribute written by EAA Director Jeff McMullen14 June2019)
“Across Australia we are united in our love, respect and grieving for one of the greatest Australians of our lifetime, Robert James Lee Hawke, who has passed away at the age of 89. The former Prime Minister died peacefully at home with his wife, Blanche D’Alpuget and other family by his side. He expressed no fear of death and in his last days turned his words to the political cause of equality in the country he loved so dearly.
Mr Hawke spoke often of his huge satisfaction and sense of responsibility in encouraging young Indigenous people to become ‘nation builders’.
The students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from around the land, responded to his authenticity and the keen way he listened to their aspirations. In the words of one of New South Wales’ first Aboriginal engineers, Ben Lange, “Forever, our Uncle Bob”. In expressing his love of all Australians, Bob Hawke was in return loved by so many.”
Jeff McMullen’s entire Tribute. Read Here