Sir Edmund Hillary Archive

Documentary heritage submitted by New Zealand and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2015.

© Peter Hillary and Sarah Hillary
Portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary, wearing garland.

The Sir Edmund Hillary Archive is a unique and substantial collection of personal papers, photographs, audio visual material and documents collected and largely written by Sir Edmund. Correspondence, diaries, drafts of books, lists of expedition supplies, scrapbooks, lecture notes and original photographs give first-hand account of his adventures and reveal the details and impact of his humanitarian and environmental work in India, Nepal, Antarctica and beyond. The Archive spans the second half of the 20th century through to the early 21st century.

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