Story: Comics and graphic novels

Ross Digby Gore's A woman conquers Mt Cook, 1957

In the 1940s and 1950s Ross Digby Gore drew a series of comics that recounted episodes from New Zealand history. This strip charts Australian woman Freda Du Faur's historic and controversial ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook in 1910. She was the first woman to climb the mountain. Click on the buttons to view the images.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-140-001
Ink drawing by Ross Digby Gore

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Tim Bollinger, 'Comics and graphic novels - Comics go underground, 1950s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/41825/ross-digby-gores-a-woman-conquers-mt-cook-1957 (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Tim Bollinger, published 22 Oct 2014