Gold medallion awarded to Frank Beaurepaire, for rescuing a shark attack victim at Coogee Beach in 1922

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal/Medallion
Date Used
04 Feb 1922
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Brief Description
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.".
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 80 W: 40 D: 3mm (H: 3 1/8 W: 1 9/16 D: 1/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
04 Feb 1922
Location
In storage
Registration No
1990.2400.19
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Ian F Beaurepaire

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