Story: Davidson, Mavis Melville

Mavis and Rod

A man and a woman, holding ice-climbing pickaxes, stand on a rocky alpine slope with a mountain and hut in the background.

Mavis Davidson and Rod Hewitt, standing below Ball Hutt in the Southern Alps. The pair climbed extensively in the area to gain material for a guidebook to the Aoraki/Mt Cook alpine region and a general book on New Zealand mountains.

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How to cite this page:

Rebekah White. 'Davidson, Mavis Melville', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)