Friday, January 11, 2008

Vale Sir Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2008

A man of great courage.

A man of great determination.

A man of great humility.

On being given his knighthood by the Queen -
"I wasn't very happy about it at all. I just didn't really particularly see myself as a titled person.

"Normally I used to wander round Papakura with a pretty grubby old pair of overalls on and I thought, my goodness, 'I'll have to buy myself a new pair of overalls'."

This 5 minute podcast is well worth the listen. Thanks RadioNZ.

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People- said...


We have created a memorial page to pay tribute to those loved ones who have passed away and to pay tribute and remembrance to those who have touched our lives. A special page has been created for Sir Edmund Hillary at