Genealogical Document; James Carroll; [?]; 2010.188.26


Genealogical Document; James Carroll

About this object

The information below is taken from an article in the Cyclopaedia of NZ. Further mention of James Carroll in the museum's collection of material on the sinking of the Surat could not be found.

'Farmers, Old Settlers, Etc', Mr James Carroll of Palmerston North.

James Carroll was born in Ireland in 1833 and came to New Zealand in 1862. After twelve months gold mining, he joined the gold escort and later joined the police force. While a constable in the police force, Mr Carroll took part in saving the lives of those on board the ship Surat which hit rocks on the Catlins coast on New Year's eve, 1873 and sank on New Year's day. Mr Carroll rode 250 miles to get help. He was promoted to sergeant and awarded the Royal Humane Society medal. [Cyclopaedia of NZ]

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper



Subject and Association Keywords

navigation. merchant marine, shipwrecks and fires

Subject and Association Keywords

history of Oceania, New Zealand, local history and description

Subject and Association Keywords

criminology, criminal justice administration, police. detectives. constabulary.

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

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