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Royal Life Saving Society Certificate
22 February 1914
On 18 February 1913 three employees of the then New Zealand Government Railways Department,were fishing from a boat about half a mile offshore at the southern end of the Paekakariki Beach when a heavy swell overturned the boat throwing the occupants into the sea.
The alarm was raised and a rescue party of fellow Railwaymen quickly
assembled. John Sanderson a Guard, performed a feat of outstanding heroism and along with others was awarded this certificate.
Deeply moved by the death of a workmate, fellow employees called a meeting in the Railway Social Hall on 2 March 1913 when it was decided unanimously to form the PAEKAKARIKI RAILWAY SURF CLUB.
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