Simpson and his Donkey, ANZAC WWI memorial Bronze figure by Peter Corlett, 1988
Peter Corlett (1944 -)
Scale bronze of ‘Simpson and his donkey’,
1/10 scale version from a limited edition of just 12 made and cast in Melbourne 1988 ,
Engraved ‘6/12’ as number 6 of 12 created, 1988.
43cm high - plinth19cm
The statue of Simpson and his Donkey commemorates the Australian spirit of self-sacrifice in war. It depicts the heroic work of stretcher-bearer John Simpson Kirkpatrick, who with his donkey, Duffy, rescued wounded soldiers at Gallipoli under heavy enemy fire. The main sculpture was installed in 1988 at the Sculpture Gardens of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, and 12 1/10th models were also cast, of which this is one.