Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

In the Solomon Islands, 1945

In the Solomon Islands, 1945

Edmund Hillary was posted to Fiji and then the Solomon Islands with the RNZAF in 1945. In this photograph Hillary (far left) and members of his squadron are launching a motorboat which they found abandoned. They repaired it and renamed it the Jolly Roger.

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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 27 September 2021)