Govt resolves dispute between museum and Hillary family
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:00a.m.
A dispute between the family of the
late Sir Edmund Hillary and the Auckland War Memorial Museum over
his estate has been resolved after the intervention of Prime
Minister John Key's office.
Mr Key said he was pleased the dispute had been resolved
"The dispute arose over interpretation of a clause in Sir Ed's
will, in which he gifted his papers and other material to the museum
subject to certain rights for his children, Peter and Sarah, to have
access and publishing rights," Mr Key said.
All outstanding issues had been resolved and an agreement had
Mr Key said he believed the ongoing relationship between the
museum and the Hillary family would be a good one which respected
the wishes of Sir Ed.
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