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George French Angas 1846-47


George French Angas & "South Australia Illustrated"                  

Angas, aged 22, arrived in the Colony of South Australia on the barque Augustus on January 1st, 1844. The Colony was just over 8 years old and established with the financial help of his father’s company, The South Australia Company. It seemed inevitable that, as ab artist, Angas Junior was drawn to this little-known part of the globe to record it’s environment & early stages of this Free settlement.  Angas Junior wasted no time & set off to inspect the this prototype convict-free settlement. The Aboriginal tribes, early buildings, colonial inhabitants, and intriguing landscapes were recorded...




Portraiat of George French Angas as a young artist/poet a contemplative pose, sketch book and pencil in left hand, cap in right, Arum lilllies & collection infolder in foreground.Gorge French Angas stands with sketch book inright hand and prencil, cap in left, Arum lillies in right foreground




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