Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand: Volume 1

Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand: Volume 1 : Being an Artist's Impressions of Countries and People at the Antipodes

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George French Angas (1822-86) gave up a career in business to become an artist, and his interest in natural history and ethnology is apparent throughout his work. In the early 1840s he travelled to Australia and New Zealand. His paintings from this period were later exhibited and formed the basis of two important large-format books of lithographs that appeared in 1849, having been announced in this two-volume 1847 account of his travels. Volume 1 documents Angas' expeditions in South Australia, a colony his father helped to found. Angas accompanied William Giles into the Murray basin and George Grey along the south-east coast, and his observations include detailed descriptions of the way of life of the Aboriginal tribes there. The book continues with Angas' voyage to Wellington, with views of Taranaki and the Kaikouras, his first impressions of the Maori (including a haka), and his onward journey to Auckland.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 b/w illus.
  • 1139107526
  • 9781139107525

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The voyage from England to South Australia; 2. Journey to the Murray; 3. Observations on the Aboriginal inhabitants of South Australia; 4. Notes of an exploring journey along the south-east coast of South Australia, in company with his Excellency, Captain Grey; 5. Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln; 6. The settled districts of South Australia; 7. Voyage to New Zealand; 8. Cloudy Bay; 9. General remarks upon the natives of New Zealand.
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