Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Edmund Hillary, 1998

Edmund Hillary, 1998

By 1998, the elderly Hillary was a revered and loved national figure, as well as being internationally famous. He had received many honours, including membership of the Order of New Zealand, and investiture as a Knight of the Garter.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/1195
Photograph by Jo Head

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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 (accessed 3 December 2020)