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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. 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.

Location

Address:Mount Alexander Road, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds, 3040
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.743333
Long: 144.911111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

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

Source: MA,RSLV
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