Gold medallion awarded to Frank Beaurepaire for rescuing a shark attack victim at Coogee Beach in 1922. Medallion has blue and white ribbon with a metal bar at the top and bottom edges. Top bar has pin attachment on reverse. Obverse of medallion features scene of a angel overlooking a victim being assisted by a rescuer. Inscription in border reads "SUNT LACRYMAE RERUM SUNT ET SUAPRAEMIA LAUDI". Reverse has decorative border of a life ring framing the inscription which reads "AWARDED / TO FRANK BEAUREPAIRE / FOR AN ACT OF BRAVERY / COOGEE BEACH / 4TH Feb. 1922". Text in life ring reads 'ROYAL SHIPWRECK RELIEF & HUMANE SOCIETY / OF N.S.W.".
0 - Whole: H: 80 W: 40 D: 3mm (H: 3 1/8 W: 1 9/16 D: 1/8")
Francis Beaurepaire; 13 May 1891; 29 May 1956
Royal Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society of NSW
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Ian F Beaurepaire