Rescued From Drowning

30 January 1924 Brighton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Meta and Edel Buring were swimming when they got into difficulties. Meta Caroline and Edelgarde Adele Buring are my first cousins 3x removed.

1924 ‘RESCUED LADIES’ GRATITUDE.’, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 – 1929), 22 March, p. 8. , viewed 16 Aug 2021,

1930 ‘BRAVE RESCUE REMEMBERED BY THOSE SAVED’, The Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide, SA : 1929 – 1931), 22 January, p. 5. , viewed 16 Aug 2021,

2 thoughts on “Rescued From Drowning

  • August 23, 2021 at 5:28 am

    It would have been so frightening to think you were going to die. Good for them to reward the bravery of those who went to save them and to donate to the Club to try and prevent similar instances happening in future.

    • August 23, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      I shudder to think of what it must have been like to be out of your depth and not able to swim. It’s also interesting to note that Meta and Edel’s younger cousins my grandparents became heavily involved in Royal Life Saving South Australia. Thanks for you comment Alex.


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