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Statue of ' Weary Dunlop ' commemorates all Australian doctors and other medical staff who served Australian Prisoners of War in the Asia/Pacific region between 1939 and 1945.

Sir Ernest Edward ' Weary ' Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (12 July 1907 – 2 July 1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership whilst being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. A courageous leader and compassionate doctor, he restored morale in those terrible prison camps and jungle hospitals. Dunlop defied his captors, gave hope to the sick and eased the anguish of the dying.


Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281739
Long: 149.149174
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Peter Corlett
Monument Manufacturer:Meridian Sculpture Founders


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

This sculpture of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop 1907-1993  commemorates all Australian doctors and other medical staff who served as prisoners of war in the Asia/Pacific region between 1939-1945

Right Side Inscription

Peter Corlett
Sir Edward `Weary` Dunlop
Bronze cast edition 2/2 by Meridian Sculpture Founders
Presented in 1995


Source: MA,ADB
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