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Australian War Memorial. Australia at war. Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1970-1979.

Benson, Irving C., The man with the donkey : John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the good
Samaritan of Gallipoli. [London, England], Hodder and Stoughton, c1965.

Beynon, Richard. Simpson J. 202. Sydney, Currency Press, 1991.

Cochrane, Peter. Simpson and the donkey : the making of a legend. Carlton, Vic.,
Melbourne University Press, 1992.

Coulthard-Clark, Christopher D. The Diggers : makers of the Australian military tradition : lives from the Australian dictionary of biography.
Carlton, Vic., Melbourne University Press, 1993.

Curran, T. Across the bar : the story of Simpson, the man with the donkey.
Yeronga, Qld., Ogmios Publications, 1994.

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918, Vol. I, The story of ANZAC.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1938.

Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918,
Vol. I, Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea
. Melbourne, Australian War Memorial, 1938.

Walsh, T. The man and the donkey : a narration of the undaunted chivalry of
John Simpson Kirkpatrick [Murphy] in the Gallipoli campaign, 1915
Auckland, Walsh Printing Co., 1948.


'ANZAC - Gallipoli veterans remember the birth of a fighting legend'. The Courier Mail,
14 April 1990, p. 49.

'ANZAC medal late: The man with the donkey'. Reveille, vol.40, no.12, 1st July 1967,
p. 24.

'A.I.F. celebrities (4) : "the bloke with the donk" '. Reveille, vol.4, no.3, 29 November 1930, p. 7.

'Big demand for Gallipoli coin'. The Mercury, 4th April 1990, p. 14.

'Deliverance and renewal - the origins of the Simpson legend. Journal of the Australian
War Memorial, no. 16, April 1990, p. 18-28.

'A Gallipoli veteran looks back'. Mufti, vol.21, no.10, December 1981, p. 8.

'Legend of Simpson and his donkey still lives on'. Mufti, vol.8, no.7, 3rd July 1965, p.5.

'The man with the donkey'. The Listening Post, vol.12, no.4, 22 April 1932, p.27.

'The man with the donkey'. The Listening Post, vol.12, no. 8, 26 August 1932, p.8.

'The man with the donkey : Which is Simpson? Reveille, vol.24, no.8, 16 April 1951, p.11.

'Murphy and Duffy'. Salt, Army Education journal, vol.3, no.7, 18 May 1942, p. 27.


Australian National Review. August 1937, p. 93.

Sydney Mail. 3 May, 1933.

Sydney Morning Herald. 11 November 1933, 17 April 1950, p. 1.

Sydney Herald. 16 April 1950, p. 6.

The Age. 11 January 1969.

The Bay Leader. 22 April 1977.

The Advertiser (Adelaide). 14 April 1938.

The Advertiser. (Geelong) 30 April 1977.

The Argus. many references October to November 1933.

The Herald (Melbourne). 2 November 1933.

The Mirror (Perth). 4 November 1933.

The Star (Melbourne). 31 October 1933, 2 November 1933, 15 November 1933.

The Sun (Melbourne). 28 October 1933, 2 November 1933.