Gold Rush

  • # 15695

Photographer unknown.

Gold digger and Aborigine, Port Darwin, September 1875

    # 15695

    Photographer unknown.

    Gold digger and Aborigine, Port Darwin, September 1875

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 67 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Costume of the diggers in P.D. All the gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr. Solomon’, and dated in pencil in the same hand ‘September 19th 1875’; the albumen print has lost some contrast …

  • # 15370

Tulloch & Brown’s map of the Colony of Victoria :

    # 15370

    Tulloch & Brown’s map of the Colony of Victoria :

    comprising part of New South Wales, the boundaries, counties, also seaport & inland townships, the gold fields with the latest discoveries, roads, tracks, &c. &c. Compiled from drawings in the Survey Office and correctly revised till 1857. Melbourne : Tulloch & Brown, 1857. Engraved map with original hand colouring (foxed), 550 x 860 mm, laid …

  • # 15742

MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    # 15742

    MAGUIRE, Alva; BENDIGO ART GALLERY

    Her Majesty’s territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries

    Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2013. Oblong octavo, decorative wrappers, 135 pp, mostly full-page colour photographic illustrations of J.H. Jones’ wonderful stereoviews of the Victorian goldfields region, Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula, taken in the 1860s; essay by curator, Alva Maguire; an as new copy of this fine catalogue produced for the Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition …

  • # 15236

GROSSE, Frederick, 1828-1894 (illustrator); SLATER, George (publisher)

The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number XIII. July, 1857.

    # 15236

    GROSSE, Frederick, 1828-1894 (illustrator); SLATER, George (publisher)

    The News Letter of Australasia; or Narrative of events: a Letter to send to friends. Number XIII. July, 1857.

    Melbourne : George Slater, Publisher, 94 Bourke Street East, 1857. Bifolium, 260 x 205 mm, cover sheet and [2] blank sides, printed on thin writing paper, wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled ‘View on the Yarra. – Hodgson’s Punt’, signed in the image at lower right; below the image 4 lines of letterpress describing the …

  • A visit to Australia and its gold regions
# 14664

    # 14664

    A visit to Australia and its gold regions

    London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1856. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (browned), inscriptions to endpapers, folding map printed in colour, pp. 202, [4 – catalogue], illustrated. 

  • The English Emigrant
COOK, Eliza and RUSSELL, Henry
# 14171

    # 14171

    COOK, Eliza and RUSSELL, Henry

    The English Emigrant

    London, Musical Bouquet. Company, c. 1855. Folio, sheet music, 6 pp. disbound,  a couple of short edge tears, lithograph illustration on front panel (probably by Alfred Ashley) of the emigrant lamenting at his departure from home, insert illustrations of shearing a sheep and mining for gold in his new adopted country. Henry Russell (1812-1900) and …

  • Manuscript letter by John Gladstones, an early photographer on the Victorian goldfields, 1858
GLADSTONES, John
# 14134

    # 14134

    GLADSTONES, John

    Manuscript letter by John Gladstones, an early photographer on the Victorian goldfields, 1858

    Entire letter addressed to James H. Gladstones, care of Messrs. Jones Loyd & Co. 43 Lothbury, London, bearing 1/- light blue octagonal imperforate Queen's head, cancelled with barred numeral “4” and with circular handstamp SANDHURST VICTORIA DC 14 58 in black; transit mark of MELBOURNE OC 16 58, and endorsed 'Per “Columbian” via Marseilles'; arrival …

  • Gold standarding tables
PATERSON, William and ROBERTS, William
# 14056

    # 14056

    PATERSON, William and ROBERTS, William

    Gold standarding tables

    showing the weight in standard gold equivalent to the scale weight of gold of a greater or less degree of fineness. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, 1890. Second edition. Folio, contemporary full roan (rubbed) lettered in gilt to upper board GOLD, marbled endpapers, pp 129, statistical tables; a good copy in a characterful and evocative …

  • [STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841
GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]
# 12178

    # 12178

    GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]

    [STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841

    : for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, …

  • The Melbourne Exhibition Building. N. W. angle 1856
TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)
# 12833

    # 12833

    TURNER, Edward (1836-1913)

    The Melbourne Exhibition Building. N. W. angle 1856

    Pencil drawing on watercolour wash background, 176 x 248 mm (oval), titled in pencil lower centre, mounted on a backing card.  Evidently a contemporary copy of the lithograph by S. T. Gill 'The Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, N. W. angle, 1854', lithographed by Campbell & Fergusson and published in 1856 by James J. Blundell & Co. …

  • New South Wales in 1881 :
RICHARDS, Thomas
# 13940

    # 13940

    RICHARDS, Thomas

    New South Wales in 1881 :

    Being a brief statistical and descriptive account of the colony up to the end of the year, extracted chiefly from official records. Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1882. Second issue. Octavo, printed blue wrappers (chipped), pp. v; 144; 19 (advertisements), folding tables and map. 

  • Social life and manners in Australia. Being the notes of eight years’ experience by a resident
UNKNOWN.
# 13922

    # 13922

    UNKNOWN.

    Social life and manners in Australia. Being the notes of eight years’ experience by a resident

    London : Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. Octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, pp. ix; 209, bound with the half-title. A scarce account of the Victorian gold rush by an author whose identity is in doubt. Ferguson attributes authorship to Mrs Elizabeth Ramsay-Laye, while Wantrup favours Mrs A. C. White. A pencilled …

  • Observations on the mode of occurrence and the treatment of auriferous, lead, and silver ores,
ULRICH, George H. F. (George Henry Frederick), 1830-1900
# 13844

    # 13844

    ULRICH, George H. F. (George Henry Frederick), 1830-1900

    Observations on the mode of occurrence and the treatment of auriferous, lead, and silver ores,

    at Schemnitz, Upper Hungary. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1868. Octavo, original printed wrappers (light staining, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), stitched, pp 54, [3] folding plates; internally clean and sound. Ferguson, 17478.

  • [ADELAIDE EXHIBITION] One hundred and fifty pounds ... Gold and silver mining saving appliances.
Royal Commission for South Australia. Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition. [PIZEY, Septimus V.]
# 13598

    # 13598

    Royal Commission for South Australia. Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition. [PIZEY, Septimus V.]

    [ADELAIDE EXHIBITION] One hundred and fifty pounds … Gold and silver mining saving appliances.

    At head of sheet: Adelaide Jubilee International Exhibition, 1887. Adelaide : Royal Commission for South Australia, 1887. Folio, single sheet folding to form [4] sides, printed on the first and third sides only; a good copy. An information leaflet advertising the prizes at the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition for newly invented appliances capable of extracting gold from …

  • Surveyors’ pocket-book
NEW SOUTH WALES. SURVEYOR-GENERAL.
# 12518

    # 12518

    NEW SOUTH WALES. SURVEYOR-GENERAL.

    Surveyors’ pocket-book

    : articles and tables supplementing the information contained in the standard books on surveying. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Govt. Printer, 1886. Squarre duodecimo, original limp red morocco with gilt lettering to front (a little scuffed, small tear at front top edge and stain at tail of spine), inner covers lightly foxed, 62 pp, illustrated with [8] …

  • [MELBOURNE; GOLD]. Casella Illustrated Family Paper. Vol. I, No. 14. London, Saturday, April 1, 1854
# 11337

    # 11337

    [MELBOURNE; GOLD]. Casella Illustrated Family Paper. Vol. I, No. 14. London, Saturday, April 1, 1854

    Folio, pp. 8, central fold. Includes the article 'Melbourne, Port Phillip', over two pages with four wood engravings, which detail the booming colonial city and the gold rush that funded it. 

  • [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Australia
Anon.
# 12164

    # 12164

    Anon.

    [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Australia

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Group of 18 embossed die-cut scraps (designed for use in a scrap album), from a series titled Australia, depicting scenes including gold diggers, squatters, Aborigines, and ships; maximum diameter 55 mm, all in good condition.

  • [GOLD RUSH] Not dead yet, or, The counterfeit. A tale of the times.
[JEAFFRESON, John Cordy, 1831-1901]; THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW.
# 11927

    # 11927

    [JEAFFRESON, John Cordy, 1831-1901]; THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW.

    [GOLD RUSH] Not dead yet, or, The counterfeit. A tale of the times.

    [Glasgow] : Theatre-Royal, Glasgow, 1866. Playbill, single sheet (760 x 260 mm), lithograph printed on thin paper, advertising a performance at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow: This evening, Tuesday, 12th June, 1866, will be presented the highly successful new and romantic drama, written by David Fisher … entitled Not dead yet, or, The counterfeit : a …

  • Memories of Golden Gate, North Queensland
JONES, Jack
# 11886

    # 11886

    JONES, Jack

    Memories of Golden Gate, North Queensland

    [s.l. : s.n., 197-]. Second edition, revised and enlarged, of “Gold by the Ton” (1970). Quarto, original cloth backed pictorial limp wrappers, 16 pp, line illustrations, map, a good copy. “Pupils of Golden Gate School, years 1896-1903” (5 pp) inserted.

  • The Melbourne Rose.
[GILL, S. T.].
# 4276

    # 4276

    [GILL, S.T.]

    The Melbourne Rose. Part II.

    London : Joseph, Myers & Co., 1862 (printed in Hamburg by C. Adler's Printing Establishment). Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a rose, in the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills; fine. A significant and very rare Melbourne publication of the gold rush era, with engravings after those of S.T. Gill …

  • Mount Morgan : the field and machinery
Special correspondent of "Engineering".

# 8288

    # 8288

    Special correspondent of "Engineering".

    Mount Morgan : the field and machinery

    Rockhampton : [s.n.], 1892. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (lightly marked, upper wrapper with a few nicks, lower wrapper with tear at upper edge), 15 pp, paper browned, but a good copy. Ferguson, 9449.

  • Visit Western Australia’s world famed Golden Mile
Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau
# 10615

    # 10615

    Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau

    Visit Western Australia’s world famed Golden Mile

    [Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1928]. Small quarto, original stiff printed wrappers printed in black on gold paper, 23, [1] pp (designed to be folded into the covers), half tone photographic illustrations, Govt. printer's date of 1928 on the final page, some pale foxing to the outer leaves, otherwise a fine copy. An attractively …

  • The prospector’s handbook : a guide for the prospector and traveller in search of metal-bearing
ANDERSON, J.W.

# 9573

    # 9573

    ANDERSON, J.W.

    The prospector’s handbook : a guide for the prospector and traveller in search of metal-bearing

    or other valuable minerals. London : Crosby, Lockwood and Son, 1897. Seventh edition, 'thoroughly rev. and much enlarged'. Octavo, publisher's olive green cloth boards gilt, pp xii, 176, iv (advertsiements), a near fine copy. A single copy of this edition is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).

  • The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.
MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]

# 9177

    # 9177

    MRS. QUONG TART [TART, Margaret]

    The life of Quong Tart ; or, how a foreigner succeeded in a British community.

    Sydney : W.M. Maclardy, 1911. Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth boards with gilt lettering and design to upper board (rubbed), gilt lettered spine (sunned), loose errata slip, 99 pp, [18] leaves of plates, a very good copy. The extraordinary story of Mei Quong Tart (1850–1903), who arrived on the New South Wales goldfields from China …

  • [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!
[READE, Charles 1814-1884]

# 8086

    # 8086

    [READE, Charles 1814-1884]

    [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!

    Part Ist. The Grove Farm, at Farnborough … The Emigrant. Part 2 Mr Merton's Cottage. Part 3. The Log Hut in Australia … Tom Robinson, a Ticket-of-Leave man … Black Jem and Red Ned, Bushrangers … The Inundation in the Wilds of Australia and the Discovery of Gold … Part 4. Bar Parlour, at the …

  • [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!
[READE, Charles 1814-1884]

# 6642

    # 6642

    [READE, Charles 1814-1884]

    [GOLD RUSH] Never too late to mend!

    Part Ist. The Grove Farm, at Farnborough … The Emigrant. Part 2 Mr Merton's Cottage. Part 3. The Log Hut in Australia … Tom Robinson, a Ticket-of-Leave man … Black Jem and Red Ned, Bushrangers … The Inundation in the Wilds of Australia and the Discovery of Gold … Part 4. Bar Parlour, at the …

  • Moving frontiers : an American theme and its application to Australian history [Presentation copy]
ALEXANDER, Fred

# 5403

    # 5403

    ALEXANDER, Fred

    Moving frontiers : an American theme and its application to Australian history [Presentation copy]

    [Carlton, Vic.] : Melbourne University Press, 1947. First edition. Octavo, red cloth (boards marked) in dustjacket (faded and lightly marked), presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper 'R.G. Casey [diplomat and future Governor-General of Australia], with the writer's compliments, June '47', frontispiece portrait of American historian Frederick Jackson Turner, 48 pp, a good copy. …

  • [GOLD MINING] Die Goldgräber ; oder in den Goldminen und unter den Buschkleppern
MENSCH, G.

# 5262

    # 5262

    MENSCH, G.

    [GOLD MINING] Die Goldgräber ; oder in den Goldminen und unter den Buschkleppern

    und Wilden Australiens : Natur- und Culturbilder aus dem fünften Weltheil. Leipzig : F.M. Gebhardt's Verlag, [1878?]. First edition. Octavo, publisher's pictorial boards (corners bumped) with red cloth spine, pp 276, [4] colour plates, scattered foxing, a sound copy. Text in German Fraktur. Based on the writer's experiences on the Central Victorian goldfields, with accounts …

  • Our antipodes, or, Residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies : with a glimpse of the gold
MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)

# 5189

    # 5189

    MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)

    Our antipodes, or, Residence and rambles in the Australasian colonies : with a glimpse of the gold

    fields. London : Richard Bentley, 1852. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original blue cloth, upper boards with stamped gilt design, spines with gilt lettering (sunned, heads and tails softened, short split to tail of first volume), pastedowns with bookplate of Johne Meade, Earsham Hall, pp 410, 405, 431, illustrated with lithographed plates, contents clean and …

  • 2013_DSFB_0958

    # 4168

    HEPBURN & LEONARD

    Promissory note for Hepburn and Leonard, stock agents, Ballarat, 1864.

    Ballaarat : Printed by W.M. Brown [for Hepburn and Leonard], manuscript date of 13th Sept., 1864. 100 x 210 mm, promising that Donald McKay will pay the company of Hepburn and Leonard the sum of Thirty-six pounds nineteen shillings [MS entry] for stock received, due on 16th October 1864 and payable at the London Chartered …

  • 2011_DSFB_3922

    # 4109

    T.C. WILLIAMS CO.

    [GOLD RUSH] Welcome Nugget

    Chromolithographic advertising label, c 1860, for Welcome Nugget tobacco (350 x 170 mm), in fine condition, with imprint T.C. Williams Co. Manufacturers. Virginia, U.S.A. A gold miner with pick and shovel holds aloft an enormous gold nugget, and exclaims : Jack! look at this. A further printed caption lower right reads: As the Welcome Nugget, …

  • [MARITIME; CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH] De chinesiske sjöröfvarne: Reseminnen.
LOVIOT, Fanny Mme.
# 3339

    # 3339

    LOVIOT, Fanny Mme.

    [MARITIME; CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH] De chinesiske sjöröfvarne: Reseminnen.

    Öfvers. från franskan af M.Wester. Gefle [Gavle], Sweden : Hjalmar  Ewerlöf, [1865]. Octavo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled red cloth (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spine with gilt ornament and lettering (head with small amount of loss), original owner's inscription to free-endpaper dated 1865, [4], 126 pp, a good copy. Text in Swedish. Swedish translation of …

  • [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie
PECH, Émile
# 1730

    # 1730

    PECH, Émile

    [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie

    Paris : Ancienne Libraire Furne, Boivin &​ Cie, 3 & 5 rue Palatine, [c 1890]. Quarto, pictorial gilt red cloth (rubbed), spine with gilt decoration (faded, tail bumped), all edges gilt, 286 pp, illustrated with 73 gravures in the text. A very good copy. A French children's story in which much of the story is …

  • [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie
PECH, Émile
# 1729

    # 1729

    PECH, Émile

    [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie

    Paris : Ancienne Libraire Furne, Boivin &​ Cie, 3 & 5 rue Palatine, [c 1890]. Quarto, gilt decorated green cloth, spine with gilt decoration (faded, short split at tail, joints weakened), 286 pp, illustrated with 73 gravures in the text. A fair copy. A French children’s story in which much of the story is set …

  • 2011_DSFB_3253

    # 1645

    T.C. WILLIAMS CO.

    [GOLD RUSH] Welcome Nugget

    Chromolithographic advertising label, c 1860, for Welcome Nugget tobacco (270 x 270 mm, some minor toning to margins and very small amount of silverfish damage at right edge, not affecting image), with imprint lower left: T.C. Williams Co. Manufacturers. Virginia, U.S.A.; framed. A gold miner with pick and shovel holds aloft an enormous gold nugget, and exclaims …

  • [CHILDREN’S] Aventures de deux Franca̧is et d’un chien en Australie
HUE, Fernand
# 1342

    # 1342

    HUE, Fernand

    [CHILDREN’S] Aventures de deux Franca̧is et d’un chien en Australie

    Paris : Lecène, Oudin et Cie, Éditeurs, 1892. “Nouvelle Édition.” Octavo, red cloth with gilt embossed armorial crest of the Ville de Paris, spine (a little tender) with gilt lettering, 142 pp (occasional spotting), illustrated; a good copy. Text in French. Muir 3655. An adventure story set on the Victorian goldfields.

  • [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie
PECH, Émile
# 1728

    # 1728

    PECH, Émile

    [CHILDREN’S] Un oncle d’Australie

    Paris : Ancienne Librairie Furne, Combet &​ Cie, 5 rue Palatine, [c1895]. Quarto, quarter red calf over red pebbled cloth, stamped gilt 'Lycee Condorcet, Universite de France', spine with raised bands gilt lettering and decoration (worn at head and tail), marbled endpapers, 286 pp, [18] leaves of plates, 73 gravures in the text. A very …

  • [SHEET MUSIC] Men of Eureka and other Australian songs :
JONES, Percy (music); GILMORE, Mary; DENNIS, C.J.; BRADY, E.J.; DEVANEY, James
# 13550

    # 13550

    JONES, Percy (music); GILMORE, Mary; DENNIS, C.J.; BRADY, E.J.; DEVANEY, James

    [SHEET MUSIC] Men of Eureka and other Australian songs :

    Verses by Mary Gilmore, E.J. Brady, C.J. Dennis, James Devaney. Music by Percy Jones. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo : Allan & Co., [1954]. “Imperial edition no. 722.” Folio, publisher's printed wrappers, collector's bookplate; 19 pp music notation; arrangements for voice and piano; contains the songs “Men of Eureka”, “The Traveller”, “The Bunyip” and “Sea shanty”; a …