Illuminated Scroll, to Robert Lynam

Production date
14 Dec 1888

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About this object
The illuminated scroll is addressed to Robert Lynam, 1888.
There is a photograph on the scroll showing Robert with his three medals. Gold lettering.

The scroll records
Presented to Robert Lynam on behalf of a few friends by G H Swan, Mayor of Napier. 18 December 1888. Signed by Thomas M Murphy, William Henderson, M Bain, R Smith, T H Gifford, W J McVay, W J Grundy and G J Clarke. HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE. Presentations and Meritorious acts of Robert Lynam.

On the left side is a commendation by the AOF Court Captain Cook:
This Court desires to express it's admiration of the conduct of Brother Lynam during the lamentable events in connection with the wreck of the Northumberland... and that a gold medal with a suitable inscription be awarded to Bro Lynam by and on behalf of this Court. At a crowded meeting held in the Foresters Hall in Dickens Street on the 17 June 1887 a gold medal was presented to Brother Robert Lynam on behalf of Court Captain Cook AOF in recognition of his bravery at the wreck of the Northumberland etc etc.

On the right side: The Royal Humane Society of Australasia decreed that the courage and humanity displayed by Robert Lynam aged 35 years, a carrier, in rescuing about 50 persons the officers and crew of the Northumberland wrecked off Napier on May 11th 1887 call for the admiration of this Court and justly entitles him to the silver medal of this Society which is hereby awarded.

At the bottom is a list of his good deeds.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Painted with gold leaf and water colour on drawing paper. Printing in black ink.
Height x Width: 806 x 668mm
Height x Width: 1017 x 814mm
Subject period
Subject date
Dec 1888
Display location
Current rights
Credit line
gifted by the Daily Telegraph
Other number(s)
m54/4, 48357

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