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Ormsby Hamilton Radio Prize

John William Ormsby Hamilton was a native of Tasmania, he resided in London and in 1937 he gave to the University of Tasmania a sum of £300 to provide a prize in memory of his father Thomas Ormsby Hamilton who died in 1870. The purpose of the prize was to encourage the study of Radio Science at the University of Tasmania.



Awarded to the candidate who obtains the highest aggregate mark in Digital Communications, High Frequency Systems, Communication Systems, and two other nominated units. They must have obtained passes with distinction in at least three of the subjects for which the prize is awarded (431, 432, 433, 435, 436).