The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Angas, Hon. John Howard
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Angas, Hon. John Howard, M.L.C., second son of George Fife Angas (q.v.) and Rosetta [French], his wife, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, on Oct. 5th, 1823. When but twenty years of age (April 1843) he left England for South Australia to assume the management of his father's affairs in that colony, and especially to develop his landed property, a mission he accomplished with eminent success. In 1854, four years after his father's arrival in the colony, he revisited England, and married, in 1855, Miss Susanna Collins, of Bowden, near Manchester. The next year he returned to South Australia, and became famous as a breeder of first-class sheep, cattle and horses. In Dec. 1871 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the district of Barossa, and sat till May 1875, when he resigned. In 1882 Mr. Angas gave up squatting on a large scale, but still takes an active interest in his stud farms at Hill River and Collingrove. He has been a member of the Legislative Council for a number of years past. Mr. Angas, who started the Bushman's Club, has founded an engineering scholarship and three engineering exhibitions in connection with the University of Adelaide, and has given other liberal donations to public objects. A year or two ago he informed the committee of the Adelaide Home for Incurables of his willingness to contribute £2500 for the erection of a wing to the building, and suggested that the Government should be asked to contribute a like sum towards the establishment of a maintenance fund.