Photographer's Note

This picture was taken on top of the Franz Josef Glacier. The Māori name for the glacier is Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere ('The tears of Hine
Hukatere'). According to oral tradition, Hine Hukatere loved climbing in the mountains and persuaded
her lover Tuawe to climb with her. Tuawe was a less experienced climber than Hine Hukatere but loved
to accompany her, until an avalanche swept him from the peaks to his death. Hine Hukatere was broken-hearted and her many, many tears flowed down the mountain. Rangi the Sky Father took pity on her and froze them to form the glacier.
The first European description of one of the West Coast glaciers (believed to be Franz Josef) was made
in the log of the ship Mary Louisa in 1859.[7] The glacier was later named after Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria by the German geologist Julius von Haast in 1865.

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