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A FITTING RECOGNITION. An interesting ceremony took place in the library of the Auckland Sailors' Home yesterday afternoon, the occasion being a presentation to the two lade Sigur Olsen (17) and ICarsten. Kornelinsen (16) from the Norwegian' ship Triton, who, on Saturday evening succeeded in rescuing an old man from drowning at great risk to themselves. The Chairman ('Mr. P. J. Nerheny) remarked that they were all glad to honour the bravery of two young lads who had risked their lives in saving an old man from drowning. , Wlhen his attention had been drawn to the matter, he had deemed it eminently desirable to take steps for the fitting recognition, by the Council of the plucky act of these two 'boys. The old man was still in the Hospital, and unable to be present, which' -went to prove that had' it not been for the knowledge the 'boys had'of artificial respiration, their strenuous efforts in the water would have -been useless. During the last 25 years in Auckland he had made many presentations, but never one before which 'had afforded him so much pleasure. In all British communities there was no consideration for creed or nationality when a brave act was done. The presentation had come spontaneously ifrom the pockets of the members, and not from the funds of the/Home. • The , medals were then presented' to the: boys by' Mrs. Grant, wife of the manager of the Home. The other members of the Council all spoke in eulogistic terms of the heroism of the two lads, and* the secretary wan instructed to write to the Royal Humane Society, recommending the case for suitable i recognition. Replying on behalf of the lads, Mr. R. St. Clair (vice-Coneul for. Norway) said the presentation was keenly appreciated, although the act hod been unin&neseed by. *nj- «uc& consideration, at the "time, _..:'„--. --._. ' " ' „

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TWO BOY HEROES., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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TWO BOY HEROES. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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