Adelaide. Hindley Street from the corner of King William Street; looking west
|Title :||Adelaide. Hindley Street from the corner of King William Street; looking west||
|Creator :||Angas, George French, 1822-1886|
|Source :||B 15276/41|
|Place Of Creation :||London|
|Publisher :||Thomas McLean|
|Date of creation :||1847|
|Additional Creator :||Giles, J.W. Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880|
|Dimensions :||287 x 407 mm|
|Contributor :||State Library catalogue|
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Plate 41: Scene of an early Adelaide street. Part of the text accompanying the illustration explains the location: 'Hindley Street, which is about a mile in length, is the principal part for shops and public business, and presents an animated and bustling appearance. The ground in this street, and in King William Street, which intersects it, is very valuable; and is being rapidly built upon by the merchants and tradesmen ...'.
This is one of 60 coloured lithographs from the 1847 edition of South Australia Illustrated by colonial artist George French Angas, together with a descriptive passage for each. The lithograph was created by JW Giles from Angas' original painting. The date assigned is assumed to be approximately when the lithographs were created; the original paintings were done in earlier years.
George French Angas (1822-1886), naturalist and painter, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He was the eldest son of George Fife Angas, one of the men behind the establishment of the new colony of South Australia. The young Angas repudiated his father's world of commerce and determined upon a life involving art and nature, studying natural history art and lithography before embarking on his travels. He sailed for Australia in 1843 in the Augustus, reaching Adelaide in January 1844.
In July 1844 Angas left the colony for New Zealand. He returned to South Australia in January 1845 and remained for six months. During the visits to South Australia, Angas travelled with William Giles to anarea near the mouth of the River Murray. He accompanied Governor (Sir) George Grey to the south-east of the province, Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln. Angas recorded these journeys in water-colour drawings which were shown in the Legislative Council Chamber in Adelaide in June 1845.
With his impressive portfolio of water colours Angas then sailed for London and in 1847 published the folio South Australia illustrated. This has served ever since as a valuable 'snapshot' of the developing colony, and a record of the South Australian landscape before it was greatly changed by white settlement.
Angas returned to South Australia in 1860, but ended his years in England where he published several books on Australia and Polynesia. He also illustrated accounts of exploration by John McDouall Stuart and John Forrest. Many of Angas' original watercolours are held in South Australian institutions such as the Art Gallery of South Australia; University of Adelaide; South Australian Museum; and the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
|Related names :||
Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Gill, S. T. (Samuel Thomas), 1818-1880
|Coverage year :||1847|
|Place :||Hindley and King William Streets|
|Region :||Adelaide city|
|Further reading :||
Colwell, M and Alan Naylor. Adelaide: an illustrated history [Joslin, S. Aust.]: McP, 1981
Insights into South Australian history vol. 2: 'South Australia's German history and heritage', Harmstorf, Ian A. ed. Adelaide: Historical Society of South Australia, 1992-
Kwan, Elizabeth Living in South Australia: a social history Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987
Tregenza, John George French Angas, artist, traveller and naturalist, 1822-1886 Adelaide: Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1982
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