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An uncommon bronze Royal Humane Society of New Zealand bravery medal and ribbon

Estimate: $1,800


Lot Description

An uncommon bronze Royal Humane Society of New Zealand bravery medal and ribbon, 'Awarded to Thomas Gillings, For an Act of Bravery, 26 May 1936'. Fitted with swivel scroll suspension and brooch top bar, in Morocco leather case. Produced by Mayer & Kean, Wellington. Gillings (a miner) dived into the Waikato River near Huntly and saved the life of a five year old boy. His left hand was splinted at the time due to an earlier injury. The Mayor of Huntly, Mr C.E. George presented Gillings with his medal at the Huntly Town Hall.