Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Weary Dunlop Memorial

Here is a photo of the Weary Dunlop Memorial in Benalla, Victoria. Just in case you can't read it, the words around the plinth are Friendship, Courage, Forgiveness. Weary is the big bloke at the back supporting the emaciated POW. Despite the dreadful things he witnessed in the prisoner of war camps on the Burma railroad, on his repatriation Weary was a shining light of leadership, encouraging forgiveness for the events of the war, supporting veterans and leading humanitarian aid projects in Asia. A very great Australian.

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