Friday, December 13, 2013

Hero’s gold medal auctioned for £3360

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In 1858 the Maitland Mercury reported on a gold medal awarded to a captain who saved 105 souls from a shipwreck. 
On Wednesday, that medal sold at auction for £3360 or $6025.86 in London. 
It was awarded to Captain Morrison who discovered the shipwrecked Timandra off Cape Keppel on October 23, 1858. The captain rescued 105 people from peril when their ship hit Keppel Bay sand spit.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 30, 2013.