Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Farewell to the Antarctic contingent, 1956

Farewell to the Antarctic contingent, 1956

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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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1956/2853-F

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How to cite this page:

Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 June 2023)