This Day In History: 1822-04-25


George French Angas (1822 – 1886) was born on this day.
He was a British born Australian naturalist and painter; secretary to the Australian Museum in Sydney (1853-60) where he supervised the work of classifying and arranging the first public collection of Australian specimens, especially shells. Angas published extensively on Australian shells and is regarded as the father of Australian conchology.

Angas is honoured in the names of a number of mollusc species under angasi.