Sir (Ernest) Edward "Weary" Dunlop
The papers of Sir (Ernest) Edward Dunlop are held within the Private Records collection at the Australian War Memorial's Research Centre. They document Sir Edward's life from 1922–1993 and cover his personal life, education, military and prisoner of war experiences and related post-war concerns, his medical career and his social and civic interests. The papers occupy twenty-five shelf metres and comprise a range of record types: personal diaries, letters, photographs, film, publications, manuscripts, medical case records, legal papers and official documents.
Sir Edward was perhaps best known in the public mind for his prisoner of war experiences. The majority of the collection relates to his pre-war and post-war medical career and other interests, but his wartime diaries and related papers are highlights of the collection.
Lieutenant Colonel E.E.Dunlop (right) and Lieutenant Colonel A.E.Coates (left) outside their office at the medical headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 September 1945.