This engraving appeared in the London Graphic, under the title, ‘The first ascent of Mount Cook, New Zealand 1882’. In fact the three climbers – William Green, an Irish minister; and two Swiss, Emil Boss and Ulrich Kaufmann – did not reach the top of the mountain, but turned back 60 metres from the summit. Their achievement was widely represented as the conquest of the mountain.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.