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James Peryman Place And Peryman Square were named in honour of Major James Peryman a North Cronulla lifesaver who lost his life while trying to save another in February 1950.
In 1950, North Cronulla lost one of its greatest swimming champions, Club Captain Major James 'Jim' Peryman who was attempting to rescue a 16 year old woman from the surf when he was pulled under by the weight of seaweed on his rescue line. The woman was pulled the safety by another club member but Peryman, who was reeled to shore, could not be revived. A new clubhouse opened later that year and a pool later added to the surf club complex was named after Peryman.
Jim was posthumously awarded a silver medal and certificate of merit by the Royal Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society. He has been acknowledged in the local community also with the naming of Peryman Square at North Cronulla and at the dedication of Australia’s first national surf reserve on Cronulla’s beaches in Bate Bay.
In 2009, ‘Major’ James Peryman was awarded posthumously Surf Life Saving Australia’s highest recognition for bravery, the Meritorious Award Silver Medallion.
|Address:||Kingsway, James Peryman Place, Peryman Square, Cronulla, 2230|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.0517|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-February-1950|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 3rd July, 1999|
JAMES PERYMAN PLACE
named in honour of
MAJOR JAMES PERYMAN
a North Cronulla Lifesaver
who lost his life while saving
another life in a treacherous sea
at North Cronulla on 19th February, 1950
Councillor Kevin Schreiber Mayor
3 July 1999 J W Rayner General Manager