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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

CRAWFORD, James Courts FGS 1817–1889

CRAWFORD, James Courts FGS 1817–1889

Educated Royal Naval College, Portsmouth. Arrived Sydney 1838, Wellington 1839. Revisited both Australia and England but came back to New Zealand; 1862 appointed Wellington Provincial Geologist and settled on Miramar Peninsula. Took part in local affairs, was a governor of the New Zealand Institute and published many papers in the Institute's Transactions. In 1880, before returning to Scotland, published Recollections of Travel in New Zealand and Australia. His sketches and watercolours are in Turnbull. A lithograph by Buchanan of his drawing of the junction of the Moawhanga with the Rangitikei River, used in the Transactions Vol. 2 1869, is in Hocken.