In a wartime nightmare of starvation, disease, brutality and death, Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop's courage and compassion made him an Australian legend. During more than three years as a surgeon in the notorious work camps and vast hospital camps along the Burma-Thailand railway, he worked tirelessly to save lives and get men home to their families. Fellow prisoners regarded him as "a symbol of hope and a rock". This new, illustrated biography of Weary includes more than 150 images as well as never-before-published material about his betrayal to his captors. Weary was the quintessential Australian all-rounder - brilliant student, outstanding sportsman and irrepressible larrikin who dedicated his life to caring for people.
Sue Ebury is the editor of "The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop" and the author of "The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer" and "Weary: The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop."