A framed and glazed certificate with printed text.
CH classification DOCUMENTS Certificates certificate of appreciation
Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps (estab. 1892)
W34cm x H44.5cm x D3cm
Paper, timber, glass
Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps/ Long Service Membership/This is certify that/ Alan John Lobwein/ having qualified, by Examinations, and untiring efforts during the past eleven years, to advance the principles and practice of “First Aid” has been considered by the committee of the above Corps as worthy of being enrolled on the records as a Life Member, and awarded this Long Service Certificate, as a mark of appreciation of such services/ [signature?] Chairmen of Committee/ [signature?] Member of Committee/ [signature?] Secretary of Committee/ QUEENSLAND RAILWAY AMBULANCE/ Brisbane, April 1993/ Registered No. 913
History and use
This object is a long service certificate awarded to Alan John Lobwein from the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps. The certificate represented an acknowledgement of the untiring efforts of an employee over the course of eleven years in the practise and principles of ‘First Aid’. Members of the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corps who were recognised with this achievement were also enrolled as a ‘Life Member’ of the organisation.
This tradition began in 1920 when a recommendation was forwarded to the Commissioner for Railways. It was proposed that the committee of Queensland Railways Ambulance Corps should issue a framed Long Service and Life Membership certificate to those who, in their opinion, merited such an honour after at least eleven years of service.
This item demonstrates the practice of acknowledging service in the Queensland Railway Ambulance Corp, and the emphasis placed on the Corp as part of Queensland Railway’s operation, which began in 1892.