Collingridge, George, 1847-1931

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Dates:
Birth 1847
Death 1931

Biographical notes:

Collingridge was an artist, engraver, cartographer, linguist, historian and writer. He studied wood engraving and painting in Paris. He became an expert wood engraver and worked for all the leading newspapers of the day. In 1879 Collingridge emigrated to Australia and joined the staff of the "Illustrated Sydney news". He founded the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and published "Australian art", the first Australian journal devoted to art. He wrote a number of books and articles on a wide range of subjects. His most widely acclaimed work was "The discovery of Australia", a geographical history of Australia. He was also an accomplished linguist, speaking several languages, including Esperanto. He set up the first Esperanto Club in Australia in 1908.

From the description of Papers of George Collingridge. 1895-1930. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222547121

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Subjects:

  • World maps--Early works to 1800--Facsimiles
  • Authors, Australian--Archives
  • Historians--Archives
  • Cartographers--Archives
  • Nautical charts--Early works to 1800

Occupations:

  • Cartographer
  • Authors
  • Historians

Places:

  • Solomon Sea (as recorded)
  • Solomon Islands (as recorded)
  • Solomon Islands (as recorded)
  • Malay Archipelago (as recorded)
  • Australia--New South Wales (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • New Guinea (as recorded)
  • Java (Indonesia) (as recorded)
  • Solomon Islands (as recorded)
  • Malay Archipelago (as recorded)
  • Java (Indonesia) (as recorded)