Sir Edward Dunlop - Biography | Part One of Three
Ernest Edward 'Weary' Dunlop is one of the extraordinary figures in Australia's
history. His name and deeds are associated with compassion, courage, steadfastness
Ernest Edward Dunlop was born on 12 July, 1907 at Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, the son of James and Alice Dunlop and younger brother of Alan. Ernest Edward Dunlop, Ernie or Ern as he was called, lived on his father's farm at Sheepwash Creek and was exposed to a culture of privation and extremes from an early age.
Edward Dunlop would listen attentively to the tales of his great grandfather's exploits in India and to those of the four family members who had volunteered to serve King and Country during the First World War (1914-1918).
As a youth
he was excited about the adventure and challenge of his era; he longed
for the bugles of the distant war that was then raging.
6 feet 4 inches tall, fearless and strong, Edward Dunlop had all the qualities
that would ensure his sporting and military success.
only gave Edward Dunlop a great sense of achievement, but the opportunity
to become one of Australia's best known surgeons.
Edward Dunlop as a youth with his mother Alice.
Edward Dunlop and brother Alan as fierce warriors.
Edward Dunlop as a young apprentice with local pharmacist Mr W.M. McCall Say.
Updated Jun 2009