NZ6001    c/n 911
Sir Edmund Hillary in the cockpit of NZ6001 during it's stopover at
Rongotai 30th July 1956, on it's ferry flight to Wigram        © Graeme Mills



Brand new at Mount Cook, August 1956        © Graeme Mills




Brand new at Mount Cook, August 1956        © Graeme Mills
Pilot John Claydon obscured by rear door, Sir Edmund Hillary in coloured
pullover and Sgt. W. Tarr standing outside prior to a flight.


And again at Mt. Cook        © Graeme Mills




On Tasman Glacier, 1957        © G. Mills  via Air Force Museum









On the cover of a magazine - unknown source - G.Mills Archives





At the opening of Wellington Airport, 25/10/1959        © N. Worsley
    (Showing new Registration)



Back on the Tasman Glacier 1959        © Graeme Mills via RNZAF Museum



3 clippings from the Gisborne Photo News covering the crash.
Arrived in N.Z. 17th May 1956
Assembled at Hobsonville, arrived Wigram via Rongotai 11/08/1956
Registered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force 07/1956 as NZ6001
Named "City Of Auckland" and shipped to Antarctica December 1956
Flew in Antarctica then brought back to N.Z. in 1958
Registration changed to NZ6010
Shipped back to Antarctica 1959
Crashed on Beardsmore Glacier during whiteout conditions 15/01/1960
Written off and not recovered
Loading up at Antarctica 1957       © Graeme Mills via RNZAF Museum