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
Corporate Author: Libraries Board of South Australia
Place: [Adelaide
Publisher: Libraries Board of South Australia
Date Published: 1969]
Series: Australiana facsimile editions ; no. 184
Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Call Number: rga 919.4042 A581.2
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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
Aboriginal Australians--South Australia--Rites and ceremonies
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: Facsimile reproduction of: 2nd ed. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1847 held in the State Library of South Australia. (Ferguson no. 4456)