Between 1955 and 1958, Hillary led the New Zealand contingent of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic expedition. An official farewell to the contingent was held at the Wellington Town Hall on 15 December 1956. Sir Edmund and Lady Hillary are pictured leaving the function.
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Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6h1/hillary-edmund-percival (accessed 19 January 2021)