Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART90407
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 260 x 80.3 x 50.5 cm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description bronze
Location Main Bld: Outdoor Exhibition Area: Eastern Precinct
Maker Corlett, Peter
Meridian Sculpture Founders
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1995
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1990-1999
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

This sculpture of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop (1907-1993) commemorates all Australian doctors and other medical staff who served Australian prisoners of war in the Asia Pacific region between 1939-1945. Located in the sculpture garden of the Australian War Memorial, the scale of the work is larger than life size and depicts Sir Edward as elderly, gentle and humble. His stance is contemplative, his head is slightly bowed, he holds his hat in his left hand, while on his lapel is a red poppy, the Australian symbol of remembrance.