The children of Sir Edmund Hillary are going to court to keep control of their father's writings, old diaries and thousands of family photographs bequeathed to the Auckland Museum in his will.

The dispute is actually with the Auckland War Memorial Museum and is over the interpretation of a clause in Sir Ed's will.

It gives "my personal papers, diaries, maps, colour slides, photographs and other written and illustrative material relating to my life and adventures" to the museum, "with the proviso that [Sarah and Peter] shall have ready access to and the right to publish such material if they think fit".

The museum is opposing the Hillarys' view that they have ownership rights to Sir Ed's possessions.

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