Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop (1907 – 1993). graduated in medicine at The University of Melbourne. Sir Edward volunteered, as army surgeon, immediately after the outbreak of World War II. He served in Egypt, Greece, Java, and Palestine. He pioneered surgical techniques for treatment of carcinoma, and for his contribution to medicine, was knighted in 1969.
In the post war years he worked tirelessly towards developing positive Australia-Asia relations.
He is a genuine heroic figure whom I have admired, for the past 28 years, for his exceptional capacity for loyalty, compassion, and forgiveness.