Sir William Fox

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William Fox

Birthplace: Westoe, South Shields, Durham, England
Death: Died in Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of George Townshend Fox and Anne Stote Crofton
Husband of Sarah Fox
Brother of George Townshend Fox; Henry Watson Fox and Robert Stote Fox

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Sir William Fox

Sir William Fox, KCMG (1812 – 23 June 1893) was the second Premier of New Zealand on four occasions in the 19th century, while New Zealand was still a colony. He was known for his confiscation of Māori land rights, his contributions to the education system (such as establishing the University of New Zealand), and his work to increase New Zealand's autonomy from Britain. He has been described as determined and intelligent, but also as bitter and "too fond" of personal attacks. Different aspects of his personality are emphasised by different accounts, changing mainly due to the reviewers' political beliefs.

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Sir William Fox's Timeline

June 1812
South Shields, Durham, England
June 23, 1893
Age 81
Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand