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# PLATE 3156     ZANJUEEAL, THE BOATMAN OF THE ZAMBEZI RAPIDS

THOMAS BAINES AND THE VICTORIA FALLS EXPLORATION


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(John) Thomas Baines

(27 November 1820 – 8 May 1875)


An English artist and explorer of Southern Africa and Australia.


Baines is best known for his detailed paintings and sketches which give a unique insight into the explorer’s colourful life.


Born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, on 27 November 1820, Baines was apprenticed to a coach painter at an early age. When he was 22 he left England for South Africa aboard the "Olivia" (captained by a family friend William Roome) and worked for a while in Cape Town as a scenic and portrait artist, and as official war artist during the so-called Eighth Frontier War for the British Army.


In 1855 Baines joined Augustus Gregory's 1855–1857 Royal Geographical Society sponsored expedition across northern Australia as official artist and storekeeper. The expedition's purpose was to explore the Victoria River district in the north-west and to evaluate the entire northern area of Australia in terms of its suitability for colonial settlement. His association with the North Australian Expedition was the highpoint of his career, and he was warmly commended for his contribution to it, to the extent that Mount Baines and the Baines River were named in his honour.

Many of his pictures are held by the National Library of Australia, National Archives of Zimbabwe, National Maritime Museum, Brenthurst Library and the Royal Geographical Society. There are also numerous paintings at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.


The Thomas Baines Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa was also named after him.


AFRICAN FOOTNOTE

Thomas Baines died in Durban on 8 May 1875 and is buried in West Street Cemetery.

#PLATE 3158     THE FALLS AT SUNRISE, WITH THE SPRAY CLOUD RISING

#PLATE 3159


THE FAMOUS DEVIL’S CATARACT

#PLATE 3160     THE FALLS FROM DEVIL’S CATARACT

#PLATE 3161     GREAT WESTERN MAIN FALLS

#PLATE 3162     HERD OF BUFFALO DRIVEN TO THE EDGE OF THE CATARACT

#PLATE 3163     CENTRE ROCK FALLS AND THE EASTERN CATARACT

#PLATE 3164     THE FALLS FROM THE EAST LOOKING TOWARDS GARDEN ISLAND

#PLATE 3165     THE FALLS FROM THE EASTERN HEADLAND

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#PLATE 3156     ZANJUEELAH, THE BOATMAN OF THE ZAMBEZI RAPIDS

#PLATE 3158     THE FALLS AT SUNRISE, WITH THE SPRAY CLOUD RISING

#PLATE 3159     THE FAMOUS DEVIL’S CATARACT

#PLATE 3160     THE FALLS FROM DEVIL’S CATARACT

#PLATE 3161     GREAT WESTERN MAIN FALLS

#PLATE 3162     HERD OF BUFFALO DRIVEN TO THE EDGE OF THE CATARACT

#PLATE 3163     CENTRE ROCK FALLS AND THE EASTERN CATARACT

#PLATE 3164     THE FALLS FROM THE EAST LOOKING TOWARDS GARDEN ISLAND

#PLATE 3165     THE FALLS FROM THE EASTERN HEADLAND


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