Testimonial from Grateful Passengers, 1876 to New Zealand M...



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Testimonial from Grateful Passengers, 1876 to New Zealand

Manuscript: A Testimonial to J.J. Tighe, M.D., Ship's Surgeon Superindent on board ship Rangitiki by the Emigrants, 15th December 1876. In original frame, with modern mount and backing 54cms x 50cms.

It thanks Dr. Tighe "for his constant and unremitting attention to the various bodily ailments of themselves, their wives and children" in a voyage of 13 weeks (to New Zealand.) Signed on behalf of the emigrants by Arthur McMurrough, Hon. Sec., and R.A. Berry, Treasurer. Dr. Tighe's exertions prevented the outbreak of an epidemic of measles on board ship, and the testimonial was written to accompany the gift to him of a silver cup. As a m/ss. (1)

Auction Date: 30th May 2023 at 10:30am

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