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Sir Edmund Hillary

The members of Fiji Club of New Zealand (FCNZ) and New Zealand Association of Accountants Inc (NZAA) and their families are profoundly saddened by the death of our greatest, humble and generous fellow New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary.

Sir Edmund was and will remain part of our lives forever both to the young and old.

On behalf of our members I convey our deepest condolences in this colossal loss to his family, our nation, and our thoughts and prayers are with them in these difficult times.

I like to share a ballad written in 2007 by a nine year old girl Amanda Natasha Shameem as this is how we will all warmheartedly remember the great iconic Sir Edmund Hillary:-

He was born in 1919
Sir Edmund Hillary is a man of great fame
He started climbing when he was little
Because he thought staying home was lame.
When he was little he read adventure stories
He read on into the night
But since it was dark
His sister gave him a fright
He climbed Mt. Oliver in the Southern Alps
it was very cold around him
When he got down from the mountain
The sky was a bit dim
He went to Fiji and the Solomon Islands
In a boating accident he was badly burned
He came back to New Zealand
And got the kindness he earned
He climbed Mt. Everest
He found it hard to breathe
He stayed in a cave
And survived the wintery breeze
He is now on the five dollar note
As happy as can be
He remembers his time on Mt Everest
As he sips his cups of tea.

Alton A. Shameem JP
Founder & President
Fiji Club of New Zealand & New Zealand Association of Accountants Inc trading name NZ Association of Certified Public Accountants


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