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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

SINCLAIR, Andrew 1796–1861

SINCLAIR, Andrew 1796–1861

Naval surgeon who travelled to New Zealand in same ship as Governor FitzRoy, and who was appointed Colonial Secretary 1844. Was a keen botanist, made botanical and zoological drawings, and was instrumental in setting up museum in Auckland in 1853. On Sir George Grey's return to England in 1854 Sinclair organised, as a gift a collection of drawings of the country by New Zealanders; this album of drawings and lithographs is now in the British Museum (AddMS.19953/54).