Certificate; SA.00002

Name/Title

Certificate

About this object

Royal Life Saving Society Certificate
John Sanderson
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.

Credit Line

Paekakariki Station Museum

Object number

SA.00002

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