Notes on the Geography of New Zealand: Dunedin 4 (Monuments): Photo 9
Stuart was greatly admired in his lifetime: in part because in winter he did not hesitate to travel to preach in remote goldfields. Critics were not entirely happy with the sculpture, however. It had been modeled in plaster by Wellington's William Morrison and was then sent to Britain for casting. Knox, one critic wrote at the unveiling of the statue, was "conspicuous by his feet." One might defend the sculptor by saying that those same feet carried Knox to where he was needed.
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