Photographs - Ethnography

  • # 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 …

  • # 29203

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal women and children, 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, ‘28. Settlers Hut in Gippsland‘ (in error, with the number 32 written over 28 in ink), plus a larger label printed ‘32‘; fine condition. A group portrait of a group of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 27970

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928) (publisher)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Muralag man, Prince of Wales Island, circa 1895.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm; unmounted; blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George St. Sydney’, with generic caption ‘Aboriginal warrior (1382)’ and studio name ‘Kerry Photo Sydney’ in manuscript in the negative; a strong print with excellent contrast and tonal range; nicks at left and right edges, and bent corner …

  • # 28411

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal girls in Girl Guide uniform parading the Union Jack. Yarrabah Mission, Far North Queensland, 1920s.

    [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, between 1920 and 1930]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink: ‘256. Girl Guides, N. Queensland’; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This …

  • # 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 …

  • # 28847

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P. (1890-1977); LIBRARIES BOARD OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    The Desert Aborigines of Australia : exhibition of photographs by Charles P. Mountford from the Sheard Collection in the Public Library of South Australia

    and arranged by the Libraries Board of South Australia for the Fourth Adelaide Festival of Arts March, 1966. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966. Small quarto (240 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 8 pp; unillustrated catalogue with brief commentary on all 47 photographs in the exhibtion; a very good copy.

  • # 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 …

  • # 27918

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in far eastern Victoria. The original photograph was taken by …

  • # 27611

    Photographer and maker unknown.

    Re-treatment plant at Kalgoorlie, Western Australian goldfields. Circa 1900.

    [s.l., s.n., circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, with original manuscript caption label ‘Kalgurli (sic) Retreatment Plant’; in very good condition.

  • # 26940

    SPITZ Charles Georges (1857-1894); YOUNG, James Lyle (1849-1929), collector (attributed)

    Atiu gathering. Cook Islands, circa 1885.

    Albumen print, 170 x 215 mm, verso wet stamped ‘G. Spitz, Papeete, Tahiti, Photographie Instantanée’, and with pencilled captions in two different hands: ‘Atiu gathering (Cook Islands)’ and, probably slightly earlier in date than the larger caption, ‘The Himare [?] of the Atiu (Cook Islands)’; unmounted, loss at bottom corners, 50 mm vertical tear running …

  • # 26941

    Photographer unknown.

    Mission house. Rarotonga, Cook Islands, circa 1890.

    Albumen print, 190 x 235 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page with slightly later caption in ink beneath the image ‘Mission House Raratonga [sic] 1890 (?)’; tiny amount of loss at top left corner, mild wrinkling, otherwise an unfaded print with nice tones.

  • # 24765

    Photographer / Publisher unknown.

    Album of Snowy and Broadrib Rivers, Croajingolong.

    [Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing [32] albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on [9] leaves …