Description of the Barossa Range and its neighbourhood in South Australia

Author: Angas, John Howard, 1823-1904.
Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Responsibility: by Agricola ; illustrated with maps and coloured plates, from original drawings made on the spot by George French Angas
Place: Adelaide
Publisher: Govt. Printer
Date Published: 1979
Description: 19 p. [8] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col., 1 fold.) : maps on endpapers ; 35 cm.
Location: Cabinet 2 Shelf 6
Call Number: rgsp 919.4232 A278 d
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Subject: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Barossa Range (S. Aust.)--Description and travel
Barossa Range (S. Aust.)--Pictorial works
Barossa Range (S. Aust.)--Maps
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: The illustrator was a 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: Limited edition of 100 leather bound and 400 cloth bound copies. Facsimile reprint. Originally published, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1849. Ferguson no.4968.
Summary: "The text of Description of the Barossa Range was written by "Agricola", which may have been a pseudonym of George French Angas. It seems more likely, however, that his younger brother, John Howard Angas (1823-1904), wrote the text". --Foreword.