Savage life and scenes in Australia and New Zealand : being an artist's impressions of countries and people at the antipodes

Author: Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Responsibility: by George French Angas
Place: London
Publisher: Smith, Elder
Date Published: 1847
Description: 2 v. (x, 339 p., [4] leaves of plates; viii, 280 p., [8] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 20 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 919.4042 A581
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Subject: Angas, George French, 1822-1886--Travel--Australia
Angas, George French, 1822-1886--Travel--New Zealand
Artists--Travel--Australia--Biography
Artists--Travel--New Zealand--Biography
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs--19th century
Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Maori (New Zealand people)--Social life and customs--19th century
Maori (New Zealand people)--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Aboriginal Australians--South Australia--Social life and customs--19th century
Aboriginal Australians--South Australia--Rites and ceremonies
Aboriginal Australians--South Australia--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
Aboriginal Australians--South Australia--Rites and ceremonies--Pictorial works
Lithography, British--19th century
Narrinyeri (Australian people)
Kaurna (Australian people)
Barngarla (Australian people)
Nauo (Australian people)
Tanganekald (Australian people)
Ngadjuri (Australian people)
Ngati Maniapoto (New Zealand people)
Ngati Toa (New Zealand people)
Ngati Tuwharetoa (New Zealand people)
Waikato (New Zealand people)
Australia--Description and travel
New Zealand--Description and travel
Australia--Pictorial works
New Zealand--Pictorial works
Travellers' writings, English
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: Colonial artist, writer and naturalist. George French Angas's portrayals of early colonial Australia and New Zealand and their peoples, largely watercolours and lithographs, are some of the most detailed and interesting in existence, valued today for their anthropological and sociological significance as well as for their artistic merit. He also wrote many books, which include accounts of his travels and Australian and New Zealand history. Angas came out to Australia when he was still only a young man. He lived in South Australia for some time but did not stay. The RGSSA's collection includes some unique works by him, including some watercolours he sold to S.W. Silver in 1876 for thirty pounds when he was short of money, back in England. Further details of his life are available from the ADB & SA Museum (see the links)
Notes: Provenance (RGS copy): York Gate Library.
Summary: "In 1847 three of ... [Angas's] most important works were published in London: 'South Australia Illustrated' and 'The New Zealanders Illustrated', both large folios which appeared in parts; and 'Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand', in two volumes." The first two are volumes of coloured lithographs; "'Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand' is illustrated with uncoloured lithographs after Angas's drawings and contains Angas's account of the travels of which the two folios were the fruit." --ADB
Cited: York Gate Library ; no.4908 Ferguson, 4455