Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Edmund and Rex Hillary, 1938

Edmund and Rex Hillary, 1938

In 1938 Edmund and his brother Rex were photographed wearing their first tailored suits. By this stage the family had moved to Remuera, Auckland, and both young men were working in their father’s South Auckland beekeeping business.

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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 16 July 2019)