Historical information

Edmund Hillary's signature is in this book originally owned by Keith Allen. Hillary called at Ballarat Grammar to visit the Headmaster, Jack Dart, a fellow New Zealander. Kevin went home this day to collect his book which Hillary signed.


Sir Edmund Hillary was a well-known explorer and the first to conquer Mount Everest.

Physical description

Book with image of two men climbing a mountain on front and four men in mountain gear climbing on the back cover. Maroon lettering on front cover. Light brown spine.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover: John Hunt Our Everest Adventure
Back cover: text in maroon
Spine: John Hunt Our Everest Adventure Brockhampton Press
Page 128: Signature of Sire Edmund Hillary "Ed Hillary"
"Berry Anderson & Co. Booksellers Ballarat in purple ink inside front cover bottom of right hand page.