AIIA Lecture: The Tasmania - Fujian Province Relationship


Start Date

15th Mar 2017 6:30pm

End Date

15th Mar 2017 7:30pm


Law Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Crescent, Sandy Bay campus

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presented by

Tony Hope

Tony Hope

Tony Hope was born in Hobart, Tasmania, and is an author, historian and mining industry professional. His experience with China covers more than twelve years including holding the position of General Manager of a gold exploration company.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1961, majoring in geology and subsequently gained widespread experience in mineral exploration, project and mine development in Australia and overseas. 

Tony has worked for and with a range of  mining companies, including as a  consultant in Australia and around the world, especially the Pacific and the 'Pacific Rim'. He has held the positions of Chairman of the Central Queensland branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and of the Australian Business Group in the Philippines.

He has been a speaker at conferences in Australia and overseas and in 2014 he chaired a committee which established the first Chinese Lantern Festival in Tasmania. He is also the founding director of Salamanca Walk formed in 2015 to cater for English and Chinese speaking visitors.

Tony has a wide variety of 'outside' interests. He has authored three books and in 2005, he was awarded the Polish Gold Cross of Merit for services to the Polish community in Tasmania.

Most recently, working with a Chinese co-author in Tasmania, he has written a presentation book Friends across the Ocean to commemorate the 35thanniversary in April 2016 of the relationship between Tasmania and the Chinese province of Fujian. A comprehensive book titled Showcase Tasmania and the Fujian Connection is now being compiled.

Australian Institute of International Affairs