Bust of Sir Edmund Hillary; F. C. W. STAUB, Morris Singer Founders; Circa 1959; ...


Canterbury Museum


Bust of Sir Edmund Hillary

About this object

Bronze bust of Sir Edmund Hillary by sculptor F.C.W Staub. Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953.


F. C. W. STAUB, Morris Singer Founders

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Date Made

Circa 1959

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40x17x25cm (LWH)

Subject and Association Description

Edmund Hillary was the leader of the New Zealand Ross Sea party of the Commonwealth Trans Antarctic Expedition of 1956 - 1958 and was in the team which was the first to reach the South Pole overland by motorised vehicle and the first to the Pole overland since Robert Falcon Scott. The Sculptor was Mr FCW Staub a Christchurch artist who was the pupil of Francis A Shurrock.

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Bust of Sir Edmund Hillary, Canterbury Museum, A177.6, New Zealand

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