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28 February 2008
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Parliamentary tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary

When the House resumed on Tuesday afternoon, 12 February, tributes were given for the late Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG, ONZ, KBE – the first man to climb Everest.

Sir Edmund died in Auckland on 11 January 2008, after a lifetime of tireless and dedicated efforts to assist the Sherpa people of Nepal by fundraising and building hospitals, schools and other essential infrastructure.

You can read what was said in the official record of parliamentary debates, known as Hansard.