Story: Sports and leisure

Freda du Faur with Alec and Peter Graham

Freda du Faur with Alec and Peter Graham

Mountaineering was initially a sport of the privileged. They included foreigners who used local guides. One notable woman climber was the Australian Freda du Faur, who in 1910 became the first woman to climb Mt Cook. She was guided on that trip by the brothers Alec (left) and Peter Graham.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Informal sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015