This watercolour of the lower end of the Fox Glacier was painted by Sir William Fox, who was premier when he visited in 1872. Originally called the Albert and/or Alfred 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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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.