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Sir Edmund Hillary 1YA

Soon after the return home of the successful Everest Expedition in 1953, George Lowe [L] and Edmund Hillary [R] broadcast to New Zealand from the studios of 1YA Auckland.

This rare photo captures the moment. In Memory of a Great Kiwi, Sir Ed Hillary 1919 - 2008.

radio history image Sir Ed Hilary and George Lowe, Radio Station 1YA, 1953

© The Listener in 'Voices in the Air', Radio New Zealand/Methuen 1976,
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