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Queensland Places – Thursday Island – Andrew Jacobsen – An Act of Bravery Acknowledged

The Nautilus at anchor, Brisbane River, 1887, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 65323

On 4 August 1888, the Torres Strait Pilot and New Guinea Gazette reported on the presentation of a medal to Andrew Jacobsen in acknowledgement of his bravery in saving a man from drowning.  Mr. Jacobsen was aboard the ship Nautilus, in August 1887, when a man named Jimmy Tait fell overboard and, being unable to swim, … Read more