Sir Edmund Hillary Archive


  • Registration number: 9
  • Year of registration: 2013 (International Register 2015)
  • Location: Auckland Museum, Auckland
  • Image: Edmund Hillary

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Hillary's work with the sherpas and his enduring legacy in Nepal earned him the title of Surra Sahib (Big of Heart).  In 1953 the order of Gorkha Dakshina was conferred on him by the King of Nepal.  His stature as a heroic figure continues to grow on the international stage.

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