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Media release

11 March 2021

Gold medal to be awarded from the UK

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, will be presenting Royal Humane Society of NSW awards at a ceremony at Government House on Friday 12th March 2021.

Due to Covid restrictions, there will be two sessions, 1-3pm and 4-6pm.

In the first session, Mr. Nicola Gilio will be presented with the Stanhope Gold Medal, issued by the UK for the bravest act in the Commonwealth of Nations.


Media Contact: John Hoban, Hon Publicity Officer, 0412 742 124

For post- ceremony Media opportunity with recipient (outside location), please register your interest by contacting John Hoban on 0412 742 124 before 10 am on Friday, 12 March 2021.

Media will not be admitted to Government House without prior registration of interest.

Background info: Royal Humane Society of NSW website including investiture program with citations

Full details of all incidents and recipients are available here: 2021 Program Booklet (PDF)

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