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Title: Neighbour's Albert Medal
Author: Christophersen, Don
McCarthy, Malarndirri
Johns, Greg
King, Charlie
Espie, Peter
Farrel, Darren
Publication location: Winnellie
Publisher: Northern Territory Library
Publication date: 2011-05-06
Description / Abstract: On 7 May 1912, King George V awarded the Albert Medal for bravery to Aya-I-Ga, an Aboriginal man known as Neighbour from the Roper River region. The medal was awarded for his action in saving the life of Mounted Constable W. F. Johns in an incident on the flooded Wilton River on 1 February 1911. It was the first time that a medal for gallantry was awarded to an Indigenous Australian.
Physical Description: 1 sound file (MP3) (ca. 62 min.) : digital.
Related link: Albert Medal Presented to Aya-I-Ga, Also Known as Neighbour, for Gallantry, 1911.
It's an Honour : Neighbour, Albert Medal
Biographical cuttings on Neighbour (Aya-I-Gaa), awarded the Albert Medal for bravery, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals.
Johns, John Robert, 1887-1949. Patrolling the 'Big Up' : The Adventures of Mounted Constable Johns in the Top End of the Northern Territory, 1910-1915. Darwin : Historical Society of the Northern Territory, 1998.
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Language: English
Subject: Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- History
Neighbour (Aya-I-Gaa)
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/231682
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