Musings of a dyer and fiber artist from Lord of the Rings and Narnia country, the South Island of New Zealand.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Farewell - Sir Edmund Hillary
A New Zealand icon, Sir Edmund Hillary, has today died at the age of 88. Best known for his conquest of Mt Everest in 1953, Sir Ed was the most well-known and admired Kiwi of our time. You can read more about his life and work here. He epitomised the quintessential "ordinary Kiwi bloke" and is immortalised on our $5 note.