Hi everybody, at last my computer is home and Joe and his wife Robyn from the computer shop Bundoora came up today and spent the afternoon fine tuning it. Thank you Joe.
So here are a few photo's as promised,taken on our trip home after leaving computer in Melbourne. Click on Photo's to enlarge.
This is the entrance to "Weary's" Monument situated In Benalla Rose gardens Victoria one hour from home
Gwen and Myself ( Jen) admiring "Weary"
SIR EDWARD 'WEARY' DUNLOP(1907-1993)
Sir Edward Weary Dunlop was a surgeon in the Australian Army during World War Two.
He is legendary for his care of soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese.
His nickname might have been Weary but his nature certainly wasn't.
Even in the most horrific conditions Weary found energy to fight for the well being and often, the lives of these men.
Weary grew up on farms in country Victoria.
He loved adventures and he liked to prove he was tougher than the rest." I used to walk down barefoot and jump on top of my favourite riding horse and round up the horses - it was quite an impressive cavalcade."Weary was a natural athlete and at school in Benalla, he preferred to play sport than to study.
When he left school Weary took a job in a pharmacy.But he grew bored with small town life and headed for Melbourne in 1927.
Here Weary took a new career path, and began studying medicine at Melbourne University.He also played with Australia's national rugby team, The Wallabies, and was a champion boxer.
Soon after graduating Weary took a job as a ship's surgeon and sailed to London.The next year World War Two broke out.Weary knew his skills were needed closer to the action.
These are two of the Plaque's at the Entrance of the park
The Bridge we crossed after visiting "Weary" heading for home
This is the Benalla art Gallery looking across From the bridge in same park .
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