The first attempt to climb Aoraki/Mount Cook was made in 1882 by an Irishman, the Reverend W.S. Green, and two Swiss guides. Although his party climbed to within 200 metres of the top, it was not until 1894 that the summit was reached, by three New Zealanders: Tom Fyfe, Jack Clarke and George Graham. Today the park is recognized as one of the finest mountaineering areas in the world, for both experienced and novice climbers. High-level huts are equipped with radios for climbers to use.
Mount Cook - View of
Below you will find the message written on the back of the postcard. In the event we have duplicates of the same postcard, multiple messages may be found below.
Master Michael Toothill
44 Glasgow Terrace Feilding
Dear Michael This is the big mountain Daddy & Mummy can see from the bedroom of the house in Judy's picture. Are you looking after Nana fro me & seeing that the sheep have lots of water. Daddy sends lots of hugs & kisses. Goodbye for now love Big Kissess Mummy XXXX
Cromwell 7 Oct 1959 8.30am
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