Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 29955

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Bathurst Islander couple. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (155 x 230 mm, image); 205 x 255 mm, sheet; vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29958

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    The New Dreamtime, Katherine Rodeo. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8″ (250 x 170 mm, image; 260 x 200 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29956

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Smoko, Bathurst Islanders. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (170 x 250 mm, image; 200 x 260 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 28726

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Scene near “Corranderrk” [sic] Station.

    Albumen print photograph, 132 x 185 mm, laid down on its original card mount, 243 x 300 mm, within printed red border and with printed caption beneath image ‘SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED’; verso printed: ‘VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 9. / SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / This scene was …

  • # 28794

    [Various photographers]

    Six studio portraits of Māori men and women, 1870s.

    [New Zealand : various studios, between 1870 and 1880]. Group of 6 (six) albumen print photographs in carte de visite format, all trimmed to 82 x 55 mm and laid down on their original nineteenth-century album page, 225 x 275 mm; no photographers’ imprints visible (but likely to have been taken by at least one …

  • # 30183

    COUTTS, Michael

    Looking back : a selection of old photographs from Papua New Guinea 1880-1960s

    Cover: Ol piksa bilong taim bipo. Port Moresby, PNG : South Pacific Magazine, [199-]. Large quarto (285 x 210 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, 82 pp, illustrated throughout in colour and b/w; a fine copy. Trove locates only one copy in Australian libraries (NLA). This publication was first published in 1990 under the title Taim …

  • # 30351

    SPENCER, Walter Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)

    The photographs of Baldwin Spencer

    Edited by Philip Batty, Lindy Allen and John Morton. Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xv; 223, illustrated. ‘In 1894 Spencer was appointed as biologist and photographer for the Horn Expedition, the first scientific expedition to Central Australia. In 1901, he and Frank Gillen set off from Oodnadatta to Borroloola and took an …

  • # 28660

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    Gyps land blackfellow.

    [Title from inscription on mount]. Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 239 x 193 mm, laid down on its original board mount as issued, 372 x 287 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink to bottom margin of mount, Gyps land blackfellow. This is an exceptional print with beautiful tones and great clarity; the mount has a …

  • # 29201

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in …

  • # 29046

    Photographer unknown.

    Billy Billy Mary and two other Aboriginal men photographed at Cloncurry, northwest Queensland, 1913.

    Gelatin silver print, 40 x 60 mm, laid down on a section cut from an old travel album page, with the photographer’s racist inscription beneath the image in white ink, dated at Cloncurry, 1913; the photograph is in good condition, with enough clarity to enable us to read the name ‘Billy Billy Mary’ on the …

  • # 29297

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 28289

    Photographer unknown.

    Distribution of blankets to Mandandanji people at the Court House, Roma (Queensland), 24 May 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page (split card); manuscript caption in negative at lower left: ’24TH MAY COURT HOUSE, ROMA’; mount with sequence number ‘114’ in manuscript at bottom margin (presumably written by the album compiler), and later identification in biro ‘Roma’ at top margin. The print …

  • # 29027

    FOLEY, Fiona (1964 - )

    Wild Times Call 2001

    The complete suite of seven Type C photographs, edition number 4/10, each signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title verso. Framed in museum timber. ‘Fiona Foley is Badtjala and an influential curator, writer and academic as well as an internationally recognised artist. Foley pursues a diverse artistic practice encompassing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed-media work, found …

  • # 28882

    REILLY, Dianne & Jennifer CAREW

    Sun Pictures of Victoria : The Fauchery-Daintree Collection 1858. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1983. First edition. Quarto (295 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed), pp 143, with 53 full-page photographic plates, introductory essay, notes and references; presentation inscription by one of the authors, Jenny Carew, on the half title; a very good copy. …

  • # 28795

    GEORGE ROSE (MELBOURNE)

    [BLACKFACE] And they made it hotter still!

    Melbourne : George Rose, [circa 1900]. Rose’s Stereoscopic Views. Stereoscopic silver albumen print photographs, each individual image 85 x 70 mm, on board mount 89 x 177 mm with the publisher’s imprint recto; numbered and titled in the negative: ‘896 And They Made It Hotter Still’; a humorous scene with a gambling theme – note …

  • # 28162

    SPITZ, Charles Georges (1857-1894)

    Studio portrait of a tattooed Marquesan dancer.

    [Circa 1887]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 140 mm, unmounted; verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil: Marquesan dancer; a strong print with rich tonal range and excellent clarity and contrast; the print is in very good condition, with the tiniest of nicks at two of the corners and some insignificant light creasing to the …