Edmund Hillary and Vivian Fuchs returning from their Antarctic expedition on board the "Theron", greeted by their wives as they dock in London.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Pool of London
LS The icebreaker and research ship "Theron" in the Pool of London at Butler's Wharf, on its return from the Antarctic. MS. Wives (Mrs Millar and Mrs Fuchs) waving. (2 shots). LS, MS and CU "Theron" pulling alongside (name of ship visible on bow). MS Biplane on deck of the "Theron". CU Biplane on deck. MS Man on deck waving. MS and CU Wives on the quayside. MS. Dr Vivian Fuchs (leader of the Antarctic expedition) on board chatting to his wife on the quayside. MS. Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest, and his wife. MS Fuchs posing with his wife. MS Fuchs posing for photographs with Pilot Lewis and Pilot Haslop. CU Lewis with his wife and son. Various shots of members of the expedition posing with wives and relations including Clayton, the pilot who found the way out through the ice.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 23/03/1956.