Sir Edward `Weary` DunlopPrint Page
A tree commemorates Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop who was a surgeon in the Australian army during World War Two. He is famous for the care he took of soldiers who had been taken prisoner by the Japanese. Even in the most horrible conditions Weary found energy to fight for the health and the lives of these men.
He grew up on farms in country Victoria. Weary was a natural athlete and at school in Benalla, he liked to play sport more than to study. He went to Melbourne in 1927 and began studying medicine at Melbourne University. He also played with Australia`s National rugby team, the Wallabies, and was a champion boxer.
|Address:||Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3040|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.743333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th November, 1993|
In memory of Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop (1907 - 1993) Surgeon, Humanitarian and ex-prisoner of war on the Burma - Thailand Railway.
This tree is dedicated to this great Australian by the Mayor, Councillors & Citizens of the City of Essendon & the members of the Essendon Returned & Services League, 7. Nov. 1993