Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Tenzing Norgay and Ed Hillary, 1971

Tenzing Norgay and Ed Hillary, 1971

In 1971 Hillary’s Everest climbing companion Tenzing Norgay and his wife, Daku, made a tour of New Zealand as guests of the Himalayan Trust. Tenzing’s appearances at Trust events helped with fundraising, but in between, Hillary showed him the sights of New Zealand. They were photographed for the Evening Post while in Wellington on 11 August.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/3690/6A-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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6h1/hillary-edmund-percival/page-6 (accessed 19 April 2019)