Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Hillary with Herbert Sutcliffe, 1940

Hillary with Herbert Sutcliffe, 1940

Edmund Hillary is pictured with Herbert Sutcliffe, founder of the School of Radiant Living. In the late 1930s the Hillary family were members of the school, which taught physical, psychological and spiritual health. Hillary travelled to Gisborne in 1940 as Sutcliffe’s assistant, and trained to become a Radiant Living teacher, but later drifted away from the movement.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Reference: Radiant living: official organ of the Sutcliffe Schools of Radiant Living (Aug/Sept 1953): 9

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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, (accessed 8 June 2023)