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Predicate Object 19 Feb 2014 2014-02-19T00:00:00.000Z 2014-02-19T00:00:00.000Z 2014.7.4 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira,2014.7.4 Gift of Peter and Sarah Hillary 2011-10-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T15:59:29.876Z 9G 70 Award notified in London Gazette, 13 May 1958 and New Zealand Gazette, 22 May 1958. Sir Edmund was leader of the New Zealand team of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58. Approximately 50 Polar Medals with its clasp were awarded; 29 for the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 16 for the Royal Society Antarctic Expedition for the International Geophysical Year, and 5 to other personnel. exploration The Polar Medal with clasp "Antarctic 1957-58" In fitted Royal Mint case of issue. silver medal octagonal in shape with a white ribbon obverse bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II reverse showing RRS Discovery, with a sledging party in the foreground Rim impressed: SIR EDMUND PERCIVAL HILLARY KBE medal, award
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