Story: Hillary, Edmund Percival

Wedding day

Wedding day

On 3 September 1953 Edmund Hillary married Louise Rose at Auckland. She was a talented viola player who had studied music at Auckland University and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After the ceremony in the Diocesan School chapel, the couple walked under an arch of ice axes held by members of the New Zealand Alpine Club.

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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 18 April 2021)