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Item: 124555
Surname: Garvin
First Name: Chief Constable
Ship: -
Date: 1857 24 June
Place: Maitland
Source: SMH
Details: Engaged in rescues in a boat in the disastrous Maitland floods. Experienced great danger as the water covered the fences and the boats ran foul of them overturning them. The rescuers had frequently to wade through water during the day and night


 
Item: 172245
Surname: Garvin
First Name: Chief Constable Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1857
Place: Maitland
Source: Returns of the Colony (Blue Books) 1857
Details: Member of the Maitland Police Force. Received a reward for his praiseworthy conduct during the floods in the Hunter River district



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