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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

ANGAS, George French 1822–1886

ANGAS, George French 1822–1886

Born Newcasde-on-Tyne, England, son of George Fife Angas, founder of South Australia. Visited South Australia 1843, New Zealand 1844 for six months, making drawings of Maori life in the North Island, including portraits of well-known chiefs. Many were reproduced in his major works The New Zealanders Illustrated, published in ten parts 1846–47; the two volume Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand 1847, and Polynesia. Drawings and paintings of South Australia are reproduced in South Australia Illustrated, and of South Africa which he visited in 1848 in The Kaffirs Illustrated. Returned to Australia 1853, became Secretary of the Australian Museum. Returned to London 1860. Exhibited: Centennial Ex. Represented: Turnbull and Hocken.