A little on his family and the famous climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary was born on July 20th 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand. Soon after his birth his family moved 40 miles away to Tuakau. His grand father had left England for India before settling down in New Zealand. His grand mother was an Irish governess who to came to New Zealand with a wealthy British family. His father was the Managing Editor of a news paper and a great believer in self reliance and grew most of their food in the family farm and bee keeping was his hobby. His maternal grand father had raised race horses and was killed when one of the horses kicked him in his head,
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