In the Queen’s Birthday Honours published on 13 June 2005, Professor Edgar Gold, CM, QC, of Brisbane, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for “services to maritime law and protection of the environment as a policy developer and adviser, and through academic roles and involvement in international maritime organisations.”
Professor Gold holds appointments as Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Faculty of Law, as well as at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada and the World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, and is also a member of the Governing Board of the IMO-International Maritime Law Institute, Malta. He also chairs the Queensland Branch of the Nautical Institute and is involved in a number of other maritime-related activities. He was recently appointed to chair the Comité Maritime International’s Working Group on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers. He is the author of over 250 books, monographs, articles and papers. In 2003 Professor Gold coauthored Maritime Law in Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law Series. The book has since been shortlisted for the presitigious Walter Owen Book Prize.
Professor Gold holds dual Australian-Canadian citizenship and was awarded the Order of Canada (CM) in 1997 for his contributions in the maritime field. As a result, he is in the unique position of having been honoured by both Canada as well as Australia.