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Miniature medallion of the Royal Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales

Date: 1902
Dimensions:
Overall: 62 x 21 x 2 mm, 5 g
Mount: 85 x 43 x 1 mm
Medium: Metal, ribbon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Coins and medals
Object Name: Medal
Object No: 00046542

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    Description
    This is a minature medallion of the Royal Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales.
    SignificanceThe Royal Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales awarded this medal in recognition of the recipients act of 'bravery in the saving of human life'.
    HistoryThe National Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales was established in 1877 following the wrecking of the SS YARRA off Newcastle, north of Sydney. The aims of the Society were to 'provide relief to widows, orphans and others dependent upon men lost in the marine service of our coast' as well as 'to grant the Society's Medal's or rewards to any person performing acts of bravery in the saving of human life'. The Society underwent several name changes becoming the Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society of New South Wales in 1901, the Royal Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society of New South Wales in 1902 and the Royal Humane Society (of N.S.W.) in 1968.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Miniature Royal Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales medal attached to blue and white ribbon

    Web title: Miniature medallion of the Royal Shipwreck Relief Society of New South Wales

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