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Sir Edward Dunlop

Sir Edward Dunlop

“Colonel Sir Ernest Edward Weary Dunlop”�was born on 12 July 1907 at�“Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia”. He was a surgeon.�His Nick Name�was�“Weary”.

Early Life and Family

He is the younger one in his family, parents are James and Alice.�He studied in�Benalla High School for 2 years. After completing his studies he started as an Apprenticeship in Pharmacy after then they�shifted�to Melbourne in 1927.

He continued studies in�“Victoria College of Pharmacy”, after then he got a scholarship in medicine from�“University of Melbourne”.�In 1934�he got distinction in Pharmacy and Medicine from University of Melbourne;�he was also a sportsman to the colleges of�“Melbourne University and Ormond College”.

Rugby Union Career

Weary is a rugby player. In 1931 while studying�at�university he�was the�fourth grade player in Melbourne University Rugby Club and also in the Rugby Team.�His progress changes rapidly through grades�as he was a State and after a National Representative Player and finally became a First Victorian-Born player to represent the wallabies.

On 23rd July 1932, his first representative national�match against�the All Blacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground as a number 8.

Honors and Awards

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (1947)
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (1965)
  • Knight Bachelor (1969)
  • named Australian of the Year 1976
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (1987)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (1992)
  • Knight Grand Cross (1st Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Royal Crown of Thailand (1993)
  • Honorary Fellow of the Imperial College London
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Honorary Life Member of the Returned and Services League of Australia
  • Life Governor of the Royal Women's Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

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