In hot water
Mr Sheridan, 29, was awarded a silver medal and Certificate of Merit by the Shipwreck Relief and Humane Society of NSW, and a Bronze Medal by the Royal Humane Society of Australasia.
The rescued man was Philip Bushell, aged 22. Philip Bushell (1879-1954) was the nephew of Arthur Brooke, who founded Brooke Bond tea. Philip, too, went into the tea business, with his brother Alfred, and they had just established the tea-shop Bushell and Co in George Street, Sydney. Later, they formed Bushell’s Ltd in February 1912, with Philip as Managing Director and Chairman, and by the 1920s the firm was well-known all over Australia, particularly for its eye-catching promotional stunts. Philip Bushell married on 12 February 1916, and had two daughters. He died in 1954.
Grantley Sheridan, without whom we may never have had Bushell’s tea, moved inter-state, and latterly lived at Toorak, Victoria, where he was a bank inspector. He died there in 1936, aged 64.
 SMH 25 December 1901, p6.
 Champion, Bathing Drowning and Life-Saving in Manly Warringah and Pittwater to 1915 p52.
 ADB vol 7 p498.
 Victoria Death Index 1921-1985.