"Shoring up his failing strength"

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Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Memorial
Posted on 15 November 2018
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Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop A.C., Kt., C.M.G., O.B.E., K.C.S.J., M.S. (Melb), F.R.C.S. (Eng), F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., L.L.D. (Melb) (Hon.), D. Sc (Punjabi) (Hon.) The sculptor, Louis Laumen, designed this work in 1994. In September 1995 the people of Benalla invited the artist to realize his idea in bronze. The work was completed in October 1996 and depicts Weary stooping over the stricken figure of a POW, shoring up his failing strength, whilst a second doctor administers care. Dedicated by The Rev. Dr. James Donaldson, friend and neighbour of Sir Edward. Plaque: Unveiled by The Hon. John Howard, M.P. Prime Minister of Australia 10th November, 1996 Left Side Inscription Plaque : Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop A.C., Kt., C.M.G., O.B.E., K.C.S.J., M.S. (Melb), F.R.C.S. (Eng), F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., L.L.D. (Melb) (Hon.), D. Sc (Punjabi) (Hon.) Proudly Remembered In Benalla And District Home Of His Boyhood And Youth A Great Australian Who Never Forgot His Humble Beginnings 12th July, 1917 - 2nd July, 1993