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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

STANLEY, Capt. Owen 1811–1850

STANLEY, Capt. Owen 1811–1850

A cousin of the great political family in England. Attended the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth 1824; served with Sir George Back of HMS Terror in the Arctic 1836–37. As Captain of HMS Britomart surveyed portions of the Pacific. In 1841 made a survey of Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. Died in Sydney, NSW, while still on active service. Watercolours he made on his Pacific tour are in the Paintings, Drawings and Prints section of the Public Archives of Canada, and in Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Society of Tasmania.