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Weary Dunlop
Weary Dunlop
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A tree commemorates Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop who was a surgeon in the Australian army during World War Two.

Sir Edward 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: -37.763923
Long: 144.923696
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th November, 1993
Front Inscription

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

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