Story: Glaciers and glaciation

Fox Glacier, 1872

Fox Glacier, 1872

This watercolour of the lower end of the Fox Glacier was painted by Sir William Fox, who was premier at the time of his visit in 1872. Originally called the Albert Glacier, it was renamed after Fox to honour him. Since then most glaciers have melted considerably, and the Fox has thinned and retreated up the valley.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Watercolour by William Fox

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Glaciers and glaciation - Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2021