Bill Fox (goldminer)

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William Fox (c.1827–9 April 1890) was a New Zealand gold prospector and goldminer. He was born in Ireland on c.1827.[1] After his discovery of gold in the Arrow River in Otago in 1862 the mining township that sprang up was briefly known as Fox's, before becoming Arrowtown.


  1. ^ Hearn, T. J. "William Fox". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.