Australia Pre 1850

  • # 22204

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …

  • # 22411

    THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)

    South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.

    Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …

  • # 22238

    SIDNEY, Samuel

    The three colonies of Australia : New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia; their pastures, copper mines & gold fields

    London : Ingram, Cooke & Co., 1852. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed), pp. 427, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings. History of the Australian colonies with a section on the gold rush. Ferguson 15679

  • # 22258

    SHAW, George (1751-1813)

    A suite of nine plates from Shaw’s Zoology of New Holland, 1794

    [London] : Printed by J. Davis : Published by J. Sowerby, 1794. Nine engravings with original hand colour, each approximately 230 x 160 mm (plate lines), on J. Whatman watermarked paper, 303 x 242 mm (sheet), titled and imprinted in the image (imprint erased from one as issued), small stab holes from the string binding …

  • # 22119


    [TRANSPORTATION] Essex. Gaol Calendar for the Summer Assize, holden on Monday, the 2d of August, 1824, at Chelmsford, before The Honorable Sir Robert Graham, Knight … and The Honorable Sir James Burrough, Knight….

    Chelmsford : Meggy and Chalk, [1824]. Large folio bifolium (460 x 280 mm), letterpress-printed record of the Assize listing the names of the 100 men and women who were brought before Judges Graham and Burrough at Chelmsford, together with their age, trade, summary of offence with which they were charged and a notice of their …

  • # 21753

    GARDEN, Donald Stuart

    Heidelberg, Victoria : the land and its people, 1838-1900. (Thesis)

    Thesis (M.A.), Monash University, 1970. Two volumes, quarto, bound in 2 matching spring-back binders of black pebbled cloth over boards, typescript, 220 leaves, with several folding maps and plans; fine condition. Another typescript copy of this thesis, which treats such topics such as the urban planning, agricultural development and social and religious history of the …

  • # 21939

    WYLD, James

    Map of Australia, compiled from the nautical surveys,

    made by order of The Admiralty and other authentic documents /​ by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen. London : Published by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1844. Engraved map of Australia with hand colouring (insets: Van Diemens Land; World), linen backed, measuring 560 x 820 mm, folded to octavo (pale foxing), linen edged, paste-down …

  • # 22019

    SUTHERLAND, Alexander

    Victoria and its metropolis, past and present

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., 1888. Two volumes, quarto, elaborately gilt-decorated full crushed roan (edges rubbed), all edges gilt, pp. xii; 594; xii; 822, illustrated, folding colour map of Victoria, light foxing, a very good copy of a weighty set often found with serious defects to the binding. Ferguson 16439

  • # 21947

    ECCLESTON, Gregory C.

    Granville Stapylton : Australia Felix 1836 : second in command to Major Mitchell (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Evandale Publishing, 2018. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xix; 250; 46 pages of plates, a fine, new copy, signed by the author. “Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia …

  • # 22208


    After Many Days. Being the Reminiscences of Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh

    Melbourne : E.W. Cole, 1917. Octavo, green cloth (rubbed), portrait frontispiece, pp. 416, illustrated. First edition. Pastoral history of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

  • # 22437

    McCRAE, Georgiana et al

    Letters to Georgiana from her four sons

    [Arthur’s Seat : the McCrae family], 1962. Duodecimo, printed wrappers, pp. [16], stamps from the Clanalder Archives. Letters to Andrew and Georgiana McCrae in 1845 from their four sons George, William, Alexander and Farquhar.

  • # 22206

    HAMILTON, J. C. (James Charles), 1836-1927

    Pioneering days in Western Victoria : a narrative of early station life.

    Melbourne : Exchange Press, [1914]. First edition. Octavo, cloth boards, pp. 112, with photographic plates and illustrations by Percy Leason; internally clean, a very good copy. A valuable memoir of early white settlement in the Western District of Victoria, from the 1840s on. Includes accounts of indigenous customs and the Aboriginal criketers of the 1860s. …

  • # 22017

    BESWICKE, Mabella (née Mayall) (attributed)

    Writing case belonging to Mabella Beswicke (Mayall), wife of Port Phillip pioneer Charles Beswicke of Moodie Yallo Station.

    [Between 1835 and 1840]. Portable case for writing accessories and paper, of thick card covered with hand-sewn floral-patterned purple velvet trimmed with corduroy, the underside covered in black silk, 220 x 285 x 30 mm (slightly irregular), with four flaps opening to 460 x 460 mm; the exposed card of the interior floor and flaps …

  • # 22020

    HOWE, George 1769-1821; BLAXCELL, Garnham 1778-1817; BENT, Ellis 1783-1815; FOSTER, James; JAMES, Joseph

    Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 1812.

    Promissory note, dishonoured, signed by Garnham Blaxcell for 250 pounds to be paid in good Government  Bills to Captain Joseph James, Sydney, 20 March 1812, watermarked paper, 73 x 200 mm; accompanied by a notice of protest form dated 16 August 1813 signed by Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate and James Foster, Clerk for Ellis Bent, …

  • # 18554

    [ELLIS, Theophilus Tighe, Captain (1782-1834)]

    Letter concerning the inheritance of lands owned by Superintendent Theophilus Ellis in the Swan River Colony.

    Manuscript letter addressed to ‘The Hon’ble Colonial Secretary, Perth, Western Australia’ [Peter Nicholas Broun], headed ‘Cockermouth, Cumberland, 4 January 1842′, written by the as yet unidentified husband of one of Theophilus Ellis’ nieces. Single sheet, 265 x 410 mm, bifolium, written in ink on [3] pages, the fourth used for the address; the letter is …

  • # 22027

    DUPAIN, Max et al.

    Georgian architecture in Australia.

    With some examples of buildings of the post-Georgian period. Photography by Max Dupain. Architectural commentary and notes by Morton Herman. Social histories of New South Wales and Tasmania by Marjorie Barnard and Daniel Thomas. Sydney : Ure Smith, 1963. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short tears ), pp. 148, illustrated with Dupain’s …