Story: Taranaki region

Before climbing the mountain

Before climbing the mountain

In February 1890 the 78-year-old ex-premier William Fox climbed Mt Taranaki in an 18½ -hour marathon. The party included the guide Harry Peters, painter Edith Halcombe, and New Plymouth mayor Arthur Standish and his daughter. Fox recorded their camp before the climb, at what is today the North Egmont Visitor Centre.

Using this item

Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: A86.399
Watercolour by William Fox

This item must not be copied or reproduced in any print or electronic media without the prior permission of Puke Ariki Museum and Library. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - The mountain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25268/before-climbing-the-mountain (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015