Bust of Sir Edmund Hillary; F. C. W. STAUB, Morris Singer Founders; Circa 1959; ...
Bust of Sir Edmund HillaryAbout 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.Maker
Maker, ManufacturerDate Made
Circa 1959Place Made
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.Credit Line
Bust of Sir Edmund Hillary, Canterbury Museum, A177.6, New ZealandObject Type
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