Charles 'Bunny' Doherty (1900-1969)
Grandson of Tom, Charles ‘Bunny’ Doherty served in the AIF [6th Division]. He became a Japanese POW, and worked on the Burma Railway. According to Weary Dunlop the Japanese referred to Doherty as ‘No 1 Build Bridge’.
Kerr & McDermott, The Huon Pine Story (1999)
The legendary ‘Bunny’ Doherty, whose reputation for hard work was only surpassed by his reputation for hard drink, once walked into a Strahan hotel carrying an axe by his side. The barman attempted to make conversation with Bunny about his axe and enquired politely if he could have a look at it. The piner responded by embedding the axe in the bar top, and then casually asked for a drink…
- Richard Flanagan, from A Terrible Beauty (1985)