The Honourable J H Angas

John Howard Angas

John Howard Angas, by S G Spink, c1890 State Library of South Australia, SLSA: B 5559

John Howard Angas (1823-1904), pastoralist, politician and philanthropist, was the son of George Fife Angas, Chairman of the South Australian Company and one of the South Australian colony's early founders. Angaston in the Barossa Valley was named after George. Both men made notable contributions to the development of the state of South Australia thereafter through their philanthropy.

On the 25th day of October 1878 by a Declaration of Trusts, the Hon John Howard Angas gave £4,000 to the University to provide scholarships to encourage the training of scientific men, and especially civil engineers, with a view to their settlement in South Australia.  The Angas Engineering Scholarship was established and the Conditions of the Scholarship were subsequently approved by Council.

In 1884 by a Covenant and Declaration of Trust, Angas gave £6,000 for the endowment of a Chair in Chemistry.

Further reading:
JH and GF Angas Memorial



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