Story: Taranaki region

Before climbing the mountain

Before climbing the mountain

In February 1890 the 77-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. Before the climb, Fox recorded their camp at what is today the North Egmont Visitor Centre.

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

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - The mountain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015