New Zealand & Edmund Hillary

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. 5.0/5

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At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa…
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A beekeeper from New Zealand, Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak.
10 more facts about NZ 11. There are no land snakes, native or introduced, in NZ. 12. New Zealand has three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language. 13. In 2008, TripAdvisor named Milford Sound (pictured below) the world’s top travel destination, based on an international survey 14. Organised commercial bungee jumping first began in New Zealand. 15. The first man to climb Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, was a Kiwi. 16. The lowest denomination in NZ currency is the 10 cent piece. 17. More people die in New Zealand each year playing lawn bowls than scuba diving. 18. NZ is home to more species of penguins than any other country. 19. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote. 20. Auckland is one of the most affordable cities in the world to live in.
Read this in response to a post from Robb Schreiber about not wanting to get out of bed and just letting the kids sleep in too. Turns out it was just as I suspected. New Zealand is radical. As if kiwi birds, tuatara, the haka dance and the Shire weren't enough. the response from a New Zealander: In New Zealand, Its pretty standard practice: "if the kids were up late, take them to school one hour late." As long as you call in and say so. I have called in the night before at least twice. They actually prefer you keep tired or sick kids home. The Principal of our school will often say at any late night school event, "Remember one hour late is ok for those of you with schedules that allow it." Such a different world. more facts on New Zealand: Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander, was the first to climb Mt. Everest. Ernest Rutherford was the first person to split the atom. First place to grant women's rights to vote. Also in New Zealand, it is a common phrase within the country to say, "world famous in New Zea ...
On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first people to scale the staggering 29,028 foot Mount Everest. Both Hillary and Norgay never reveal...
Interesting facts about New Zealand: 1. New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. In 1893 it became legal for all male and female citizens of New Zealand to vote. 2. New Zealand was first discovered by Europeans in 1642 when Dutch sailor Abel Tasman arrived. He left New Zealand after several of his crew were killed by Maoris, and it was not until 1769 that English Captain James Cook arrived and mapped the land. 3. Queen Elizabeth II is officially Queen of New Zealand. She is represented in New Zealand by a Governor General, who ratifies all laws put before him or her by the elected parliament of New Zealand. 4. New Zealand is one of only three countries that have two official (and of equal standing) national Anthems. The first is God Save the Queen (the English National Anthem) and the other is God Defend New Zealand. The other two countries with two anthems are Denmark and Canada which both have a Royal Anthem and a State anthem. 5. When the Europeans arrived in New Zealand, it w ...
Current Affairs First in the World - Men 1. First man in space --Yuri Gagarin-- USSR 2. First man to reach the North Pole-- Robert Peary-- USA 3. First man to scale Mt Everest --Edmund Hillary--New Zealand 4. First man to reach the South Pole-- Roald Amundsen---Norway 5. First man to circumnavigate the world-- Enrique, Magellan's slave ---Malay 6. First man to land on the moon--Neil Armstrong-- USA 7. First Secretary General of the United Nations-- Trygve Lie-- Norway * First in the World - Women 1. First woman in space---Valentina Tereshkova---USSR 2. First woman to cross the Atlantic in a solo flight--- Amelia Earhart -USA 3. First woman to scale Mt Everest---Junko Tabei- Japan 4. First woman to win an Olympic Gold-Charlotte Cooper-England 5. First woman Prime Minister in the world---Sirimavo Bandaranaike-Sri Lanka 6. First American woman in space---Sally Ride---USA
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson, was a Transcendental man! "I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" - Dr. Seuss, iconic children's book author.
I remember our former esteemed Secretary of State saying she was named after New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary. Sir Edmund was one of 2 people to be the first to climb Mount Everest. He did so in 1953. Problem with that story is that the brave Mrs. Clinton was born 6 years before anybody knew who Edmund Hillary was.
Notable Birthdays for July 20 Those born on this date include: - Austrian monk and pioneering botanist Gregor Johann Mendel in 1822 - New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 reached the summit of Mount Everest, in 1919 - Elliot Richardson, attorney general under U.S. President Richard Nixon, in 1920
Stuff on New Zealand New Zealand has 6000 kilometers of coast line and nowhere is more than 120km from the coast. NZ has: 4 million people (14 per square km), 39.5 million sheep (135 per square km) and 9 million cattle Around 80% of meat produced is exported NZ supplies 54% of world exports of sheep meat. NZ was the first western democracy to give women the vote NZer Edmund Hillary was the first person to climb Mt Everest NZ invented bungee jumping. Team New Zealand holder of the America's Cup 1995-2003, NZer Michael Campbell 2005 winner of US golf open, All Blacks winner of 2011 Rugby World Cup*. New Zealand has won more Olympic Gold medals, per capita, than any other country. NZ has the worlds largest flightless parrot (kakapo), the oldest reptile (tuatara), the biggest earthworms, the smallest bats (the only native land mammals), the heaviest insect (a weta), some of the oldest trees, and many of the rarest birds, insects, and plants in the world. Prior to european arrival New Zealand had no predatory ...
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