North Canterbury News ~ Trophy medal won 82 years ago reunited with family of New Zealand’s “Mr Shooting”

A rifle shooting medal earned in 1935 by a young man who would dedicate over 40 years to competition, coaching and administrating target rifle shooting in New Zealand, was found in a box of personal papers of a Waikari man’s grandmother … this article appeared in the North Canterbury News on February 5, 2018. 

Journey complete .. Brian O’Sullivan, right, holds the Pattee Cross he found in his mother’s belongings after she died. He is with Ian Martyn, from Medals Reunited New Zealand, who has helped find a relative of the former owner. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES

Read the North Canterbury News article here >> Medal’s journey home

Look for the MRNZ Post of the full story here soon…