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John Clegg and Stan Conway on the summit of Mt Whitcombe, 10 February 1946

Reference Number: 1/4-045981-F

John Clegg and Stan Conway on the summit of Mt Whitcombe, in the course of an expedition to climb Mts Whitcombe, Wanda and Ramsay, photographed on 10 February 1946 by John Dobree Pascoe. The original caption (from a mounted print made from this negative) reads: "John, on the left, had nearly three and a half years as prisoner of war, under the Japs. Stan, on the right, was with the 2 NZEF from Greece to Italy, and got bashed badly at Faenza. In a renewal of their pre-war mountaineering, they find satisfaction that cannot be overcome by any hardships or disability. Photo: John Pascoe."

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Group portraits, related to Stanley Conway, John Clegg, Whitcombe, Mount, World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans - Rehabilitation, Mountaineering - New Zealand - Southern Alps, Veterans and Mountaineering - Equipment and supplies.

Part of:
Pascoe, John Dobree, 1908-1972 :Photographic albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00197 (622 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative 6 x 6 cm. Single negative

Historical Notes: This image is the first of 42 negatives in a photographic essay entitled "Back to the mountains", made in February 1946 by John Dobree Pascoe. The essay documents a mountaineering expedition in the Southern Alps undertaken by Pascoe, Clegg and Conway. The images were also used by the Education Department to make film strip to show children how a climbing trip is made. Source of information: Land uplifted high / by John Pascoe, pp 121-128.

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