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Rewarding Bravery.

A list of awards made by the Council of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia includes half a score names of persons in New Zealand who have been the recipients of honors. .Bronze medals are to be given respectively to:—William Smith, twenty - one years, ship’s steward of the Rotomahana. Mrs Robert Hardy, of Auckland, having been precipitated off the wharf into the harbor, Mr Smith went to her assistance and supported the lady alongside one of the stringers till a boat rescued them. Edward J. Robinson, twenty-four years, Customs clerk, of Wellington, rescued W. A, Jenkin, nine years, from drowning in Boat Harbor, Wellington. Robinson ran 40yds, jumped into the water, and swam with the lad to a breastwork, where they were taken out of the sea. William M’Kenzie Commons, thirty-two years, shipping agent, rescued a child named King from Tauranga Harbor, Auckland. The child had twice sunk in a running current, and they were enabled to reach safety by a rope from a steam launch. George B. Bullen, thirteen years, Thames, rescued Gordon Lamb, seven years, from drowning in the river there, swimming with his charge against an ebb tide to the landing steps. "Arthur Holberton Miles Braithwaite, thhteen years, of Hastings, rescued G. Cottrell, nine years, from the Ileretaunga, swimming with him on to a snag, from which they were taken off in a canoe. Mr Rainbow, master of the school, who was in charge of the boys, tried also to save Cottrell, but being unable to swim, was drowned. Certificates of merit were granted to the following John Harvey, twenty-one years, New Plymouth, who rescued J. M’Given, three and a half years, by swimming 30yds to where the child was sinking, and bringing the boy ashore. Henry Mitchell and Lawson Robins, seamen of the barque Cormorant, rescued Robert Percy Graham at Lyttleton. Mitchell, from the deck, heard calls for help, and jumped overboard ; but after a game struggle had to leave Graham, when Robins jumped from the vessel and swam with the rescued man to where a rope was lowered. HerbetFyam De Costa, fourteen years, Gisborne, rescued Hannah Kennedy, eight years. Some girls were bathing, when Kennedy wan carried away by the current. He Costa, who was 100 yds awav, plunged in and brought her ashore. Ole" Anthon Bernsten, thirty-five years, and John Ullander, thirty-six years, seamen, Waitara, rescued John Ammunsen, who was clinging to a capsized boat in the breakers at Waitara.

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Rewarding Bravery., Evening Star, Issue 7994, 24 August 1889, Supplement

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Rewarding Bravery. Evening Star, Issue 7994, 24 August 1889, Supplement