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Lynedoch Valley
Title : Lynedoch Valley Lynedoch Valley
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Creator : Angas, George French, 1822-1886, artist
Date of creation : ca. 1846
Additional Creator : Giles, J.W.
Format : Book
Dimensions : 236 mm x 324 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Plate 14 of George French Angas' South Australia Illustrated: Lynedoch Valley, looking towards the Barossa Valley. Features a shepherd with his dog and sheep, overlooking wheatfields which are described in the accompanying text: 'Between twenty and thirty miles from Adelaide, in a N.N.E. direction is situated Lynedoch Valley, a rich agricultural tract of land extending towards the Barossa Range. A considerable portion of land under cultivation is the property of the South Australian Company, producing some of the finest wheat in the world...'.

Now known as Lyndoch the area today is better known for viticulture than wheat-growing.

The artist George French Angas - son of George Fife Angas, one of the founders of the South Australian Company - travelled throughout the fledgling colony, painting some of the earliest European views of South Australia. George French Angas (1822-1886), naturalist and painter, was born on 25 April 1822 at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, fourth child and eldest son of George Fife Angas and his wife Rosetta, née French. He sailed for Australia in 1843 in the Augustus, reached Adelaide in January 1844, and joined Grey on his expedition and his paintings, published several years later in South Australiaillustrated and form a valuable record of the South Australian landscape before it was much changed by white settlement. Angas remained in South Australia until July when he left for New Zealand. He returned to South Australia in January 1845 and remained for six months. During these visits to South Australia Angas went with William Giles to the area in the vicinity of the mouth of the River Murray, and with Governor (Sir) George Grey to the south-east of the province, Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln. These journeys Angas recorded in water-colour drawings which were shown in Adelaide in June 1845 in the Legislative Council chamber.
Related names :

Angas, George French, 1822-1886

Angas, George Fife, 1789-1879

Giles, J.W.

Coverage year : 1846
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Lyndoch
Region : Barossa
Further reading :

Foord, RA. Lyndoch : gateway to the Barossa Valley , Lyndoch, S.A. : Lyndoch Branch of the Barossa Vintage Festival Committee, 1972

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, 1980

Internet links :
State Library of South Australia: Digital Collections: Treasures See: South Australia Illustrated by George Frech Angas

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online Edition: Search for George French Angas



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