Cawthorne, William Anderson (1824-1897)

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C., W. A. (1824-1897)
Cawthorne, W. A. (1824-1897)
Cawthorne, W. A. (1825-1897)
Cawthorne, W. A. (William Anderson) (1825-1897)
Cawthorne, William Alexander (1824-1897)
Cawthorne, William Alexander (1825-1897)
Cawthorne, William Anderson (1825-1897)
Cawthorne, William Anderson (-1897)
Field of activity
Conchologist; Teacher; Artist; Draughtsman; Painter; Schoolmaster; Surveyor
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Biographies

Sketcher, watercolourist and schoolmaster in Adelaide, Vic. Known for his writings and artworks with a colonial focus.

sketcher, watercolourist and schoolmaster, was born in London on 25 September 1824 [1825?], son of William Cook Cawthorne. He lived in England, Scotland and South Africa before migrating to South Australia with his parents on board the Amelia in 1841, aged seventeen. To support himself and his sick mother, he opened a school in Currie Street, Adelaide, and supplemented his income with freelance surveying and sketching. Cawthorne married his cousin, Mary Ann Georgiana Mower, on 24 June 1848; they had two daughters and five sons. In 1852, after briefly and unsuccessfully joining the Victorian goldrush, he became the second headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School in Adelaide and remained in that position until 1855 when he opened his own Victoria Square Academy. In December 1855 he exhibited over 200 of his sketches at his academy – 'all having a colonial interest attaching to them’ – as well as collections of shells, fossils, minerals and precious stones. A reviewer noted equivocally that 'the greater number of the pictures have not … in any degree sacrificed truthful depiction to artistic feeling’. Greatest interest was 'excited by the department illustrative of the manners, habits and customs of the aborigines of this country’. About this time Cawthorne wrote a story of pre-colonial Kangaroo Island, 'The Islanders’, which was later published as a serial in the Illustrated Adelaide Post . His knowledge of the subject was probably gained while visiting his father, Captain William Cook Cawthorne, the first keeper of the Sturt Lighthouse on Cape Willoughby. ...

  • 1841 Arrived South Australia on board the 'Amelia'.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1855 - c.1855

Flourished

  • fl. 1869 - 1874

Flourished

  • fl. 1852 - 1855

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William Cawthorne was a schoolmaster who arrived in Australia in 1841. He kept a journal (1844-1859) and other papers dating up to 1871 on the manners and customs of the Aboriginal people 1844 and on conchology, with special reference to South Australia 1858.

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Mortlock Library of South Australiana, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • South Australian Society of Arts exhibition
  • Untitled Event
  • Exhibition of Pictures; the Works of Colonial Artists
  • (see also) Cooke, Albert Charles
  • (see also) Cawthorne, William Cook
  • (see also) Mower, Mary Ann Georgiana
  • (see also) Menge, Johann
  • (see also) [Royal] South Australian Society of Arts
  • (see also) Illustrated Adelaide Post
  • (see also) Victoria Square Academy
  • (see also) Wira Maldira
  • (see also) Churguracoo
  • (see also) A Native from the Darling
  • (see also) Kuraa Palte, Corroborrie of Natives
  • (see also) Mangrove Coast, Gulf St. Vincent
  • (see also) Tekartoo, a Native Beauty
  • (see also) Untitled
  • (see also) Burra Creek, December 1850
  • (see also) Untitled

Resources for William Anderson Cawthorne

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cawthorne, William Anderson
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Resources by William Anderson Cawthorne (40)

  1. W.A. Cawthorne
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Unpublished : 1842-1896 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Literarium diarium
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Book, Microform : 1975 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  3. Paintings by W.A Cawthorne
    [ Art work : 1896 ]
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    At State Library S Aust
    Paintings by W.A Cawthorne
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  4. The legend of Kupirri, or, The red kangaroo : an Aboriginal tradition of the Port Lincoln tribe / by W.A. Cawthorne
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Book : 1858 ]
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    At 5 libraries
    The legend of Kupirri, or, The red kangaroo : an Aboriginal tradition of the Port Lincoln tribe / by W.A. Cawthorne
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  5. Menge, the mineralogist, a sketch of the life of the late Johann Menge, linguist, mineralogist, etc, etc., an early colonist, and discoverer of precious stones in South Australia : containing also, - his eccentric views on demonology, astronomy, etc
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  6. The Kangaroo Islanders : a story of South Australia before colonization 1823 / by W.A. Cawthorne
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Book : 1926-1986 ]
    At 8 libraries
    The Kangaroo Islanders : a story of South Australia before colonization 1823 / by W.A. Cawthorne
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  7. Map of the settled portion of S. Australia 1850
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Map : 1850 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  8. The summit of Mount Lofty near Adelaide
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Art work : 1867 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
    The summit of Mount Lofty near Adelaide
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  9. Menge, the mineralogist : a sketch of the life of the late Johann Menge, linguist, mineralogist, &c., &c., an early colonist, and discoverer of precious stones in South Australia : containing also, his eccentric views on demonology, astronomy, &c / b ...
    Cawthorne, W. A., 1825-1897
    [ Book : 1859-1962 ]
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    Menge, the mineralogist : a sketch of the life of the late Johann Menge, linguist, mineralogist, &c., &c., an early colonist, and discoverer of precious stones in South Australia : containing also, his eccentric views on demonology, astronomy, &c / by W. A. Cawthorne
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  10. Aboriginal customs - The ceremony of depilation
    Hart, Walter
    [ Art work : 1865 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
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  1. Cawthorne, Chas, (Charles) (1854-1925)
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    ... 1854 in Adelaide, eldest son of William Anderson Cawthorne and his wife Maryann Georgina, née Mower, a ... Charles Cawthorne ran a large music selling firm in Adelaide, and was influential in fostering ...
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  2. Cooke, A. C., (Albert Charles) (1836-1902)
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  1. MEDICAL RETIREMENT
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 10 September 1999 [Issue No.105] p 8946

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Superintendent [16 July 1999]. William Barry CAWTHORNE, Assistant Superintendent [21 July 1999]. ... Masud Akbar CHEEMA, Correctional Officer [24 June 1999]. Ray Alfred ANDERSON, Senior Overseer [5 July ... 86 words
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  2. Superannuation Act 1922-1952.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Wednesday 14 April 1954 [Issue No.23] p 1140

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    ... ion Act 1922-1952, I, Arthur William Fadden, the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, do hereby direct that ... . Garnham, David. Gretgrix, Richard George. Walsh, Alfred Henry. liOthian, Earnest Anderson. PulJin, Rowland ... 195 words
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  3. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 August 1841 [Issue No.67] p 1107

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    ... , 1841:-A DAM Thomas Adam Robert, (butler) Aikio James Aldridge William Allen Mrs. Sar h Anderson ... Caffy or Cappy John Carrall Sarah Cawthorne William Chapman Joshua Chatbucks Jonathan Clements Esq ... 804 words
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  1. Paintings by W.A Cawthorne
    [ Art work : 1896 ]
    Paintings by W.A Cawthorne
  2. South Australian Aboriginal defendi ...
    [ Art work : 1868 ]
    South Australian Aboriginal defending himself
  3. Visit of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinbur ...
    Cawthorne, W. A ...
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    Visit of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. The german torchlight procession in front of Public Library
  4. Talking [i.e. stalking] pelicans
    Calvert, Samuel ...
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    Talking [i.e. stalking] pelicans
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    Travelling in a dust storm in South Australia
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  1. William Anderson Cawthorne 'Journal of a tour in Terra Australia Incognita by Markum & Sketchum, compiled by W. A. C.', 6-9 May 1844
    Cawthorne, W. A. (William Anderson), 1825-1897
    [ Art work, Map : 1844 ]
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  2. A [small portion of South Australia / by W. A. C., 1841]
    Cawthorn, W. A. (William Anderson), 1825-1897
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  1. William Anderson Cawthorne papers, 1842-1846
    Cawthorne, W. A. (William Anderson), 1825-1897
    [ Unpublished : 1842-1846 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Photocopy of "A biography of Charles Cawthorne", Obituary of William Anderson Cawthorne
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  3. William Anderson Cawthorne - [notes on Indigenous peoples], ca. 1862-1864
    [ Unpublished : 1864 ]
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    William Anderson Cawthorne - [notes on Indigenous peoples], ca. 1862-1864
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  1. AMUSEMENTS. William Anderson Season.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Wednesday 13 September 1916 p 11 Article
    ... AMÜSEMENTS. William Anderson Season. A. the Tivoli Theatre '"The Girl who! **¿\ recked His Home ... . Theatre Royal Pictures and Town Hall Films. The magnificent scries of William Fox photo plays will be ... 1157 words
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  2. AMUSEMENTS. William Anderson Season.
    The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Wednesday 13 September 1916 p 3 Article
    ... ^IJSEMENTS. —William Anderson Season.— ' Exceptionally good business is the order of things at ... ' the- Tivoli Theatre, the home; of William' Anderson's dramatic organiza-. tion,' 'The Girl Who Wrecked ... 1524 words
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  3. BUILDING SOCIETIES LOANS. TO THE EDITOR.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Wednesday 16 April 1879 p 5 Article
    ... , exceeded £49,000. I am. Sir, &c., W. A. CAWTHORNE, Sec. N.B.S. [Our issue of the 11th (not the 10th ... Australia. It is the information, we pre-sume, that Mr. Cawthorne impugns. — Ed.] ... 153 words
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  1. Literarium diarium
    Cawthorne, W. A
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  2. William Anderson Cawthorne : sketchbook, ca. 1841, 1845-1847
    [ Art work, Book : 1847 ]
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  3. William Anderson Cawthorne : sketchbook, ca. 1850, 1855-1856, 1861-1862, 1871
    [ Art work, Book : 1871 ]
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  4. Mitchell Library: list of photos
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  1. "Written extempore" William Anderson Cawthorne's "Literarium Diarium", A Colonial Diary. [abstract]
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  2. Reluctant schoolmaster in a voluntarist colony: William Cawthorne's diary, 1842-44
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    [ Article : 1997 ]
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  3. Nursing resource implications of the unoccupied bed.(AJAN update)(Brief article)
    Collins, Bronwyn; Fleming, Lesley; Hine, Bette-Anne; Stephenson, Johanna; Veach, Kate; Anderson, Sue; Mawson, Tim; Webster, Joan
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  4. Kangaroo Islanders [Book Review]
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