Gold Rush

  • # 18928

    STANFORD, Edward

    Map of the province of Victoria (Australia,) showing all the roads, rivers, towns, counties, gold diggings, sheep & cattle stations, &c.

    London : Edward Stanford, s.n. [c. 1860]. Engraved map, 480 x 730 mm, dissected and laid on linen, original hand colouring, housed in publisher’s cloth case with paper title label. A fine copy. An attractive and detailed map of the newly formed colony of Victoria at the height of the gold rush, showing the newly …

  • # 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, …

  • # 16379

    Sands and Kenny

    The Victoria gold ready reckoner

    Carefully revised. Commencing at £3 and terminating at £4. 5s 9d per ounce. Melbourne: Sands and Kenny, 1857. Sextodecimo, cloth bound blind-embossed boards with gilt lettering to upper board, 218 pp, one gathering with soiling and wear from use, most liking during mining activities, advertisement endpapers, charming contemporary ownership inscription of a gold miner ‘A. …

  • # 18973

    BROWN, George

    Bendigo goldfield

    Melbourne : Mines Department, 1936. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 51, illustrations, folding map. A detailed study of the history and current state of the lines of reef on the Bendigo goldfields. Scarce

  • # 18889

    BARDWELL, William

    Photographic portrait of Richard St. George Caulfield, Secretary of the Ballarat Miners’ Race Club and Ballarat Hunt Club, circa 1868

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell’s Royal Studio, Opposite Theatre, Ballarat, By Special Appointment Photographer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’, and inscribed in ink ‘R. St.G. Caulfield’; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount is clean, with a …

  • # 19193

    CLUNE, Frank

    [GOLD RUSH] Golden Goliath

    Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1946. First edition, limited to 500 copies, signed in full by the author. Octavo, tan cloth boards in dust jacket (front panel with closed tear, mild edge and spine wear), 45 pp, line drawings in the text; clean throughout, a good copy. The story of Edward Hammond Hargraves and his role …

  • # 18910

    THOMAS, Edmund (1827 - 1867)

    Yarra Yarra from below Princes Bridge 1853

    Lithographed from original drawing by E. Thomas & published by F. Varley. Tinted lithograph, 156 x 273 mm, lithographed by D. James, a couple of minor spots of foxing but otherwise fine, framed in a period birds eye maple antique frame with antique slip and glass. A charming gold rush era view of Melbourne from …

  • # 17216

    BAKER, Hannah Newton (attributed)

    Sketches of Australian life and scenery. By one who has been a resident for thirty years.

    London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. First edition. Octavo, later red pebbled cloth boards (flecked), front pastedown with bookplate of Melbourne bibliophile Jeff Prentice, bound without the original wrappers, pp. 350; occasional handling marks to the margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Ferguson 15739. Ascribed by Miller to Mrs. Hannah Newton Baker, this …

  • # 18847

    Maker unknown.

    A pair of Chinese export camphorwood and leather trunks with brass mountings circa 1850

    The large trunk measuring 104 x 52 x 49 cm, working lock and key, with stencilled writing ‘… Melbourne, berth 57, 58. Not wanted on voyage’ (the name of the ship and port of origin have been erased); the smaller trunk measuring 63.5 x 31.5 x 26 cm, with the brass name plaque of ‘Mr. …

  • # 18155

    EARP, G. Butler

    The gold colonies of Australia : comprising their history, territorial divisions, produce, and capabilities, how to get to the gold mines, and every advice to emigrants.

    London : Geo. Routledge, 1852. Duodecimo, full blue calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers (with the Sydney bookseller’s label of W. E. Smith), folding map, pp. 216, small loss to corner of p. 141, preliminaries foxed, bound without the advertisements. First edition. Ferguson 9355.

  • # 17452

    YOUNG, Rev. Robert

    The southern world : journal of a deputation from Wesleyan Conference to Australia and Polynesia : including notices of a visit to the gold fields

    London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1854. First edition. Octavo, original half black morocco over cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettered title and ‘Beechworth Athenaeum’, binder’s ticket of Detmold and recent bookplate to front pastedown, a few nineteenth century embossed stamps (Beechworth Athenaeum), pp. 444; internally clean. An account of the voyage of Rev. …

  • # 17859

    Photographer unknown.

    Group of photographs of Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, 1901.

    Four silver albumen print photographs, in identical format 110 x 150 mm, mounted recto and verso of a page removed from a travel album, all with an accompanying manuscript caption by the photographer and with a date of 1901; they show the Vale of Coolgardie Mine, Bonnievale; Lake View Mine; interior of the Church of …

  • # 17787

    WILLETTS, George

    Photograph of the grave and headstone of brothers Thomas and Alfred McVeigh, Ballarat New Cemetery, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (102 x 64 mm), recto imprinted ‘Willetts, Photo. Bridge Street, Ballarat’; verso with decorative lithographed back mark including the legend ‘Secure the shadow, ‘ere the substance fade’, an advertising slogan which had been made popular as early as the 1850s by daguerreotype photographers specialising in postmortem images; both the albumen …

  • # 17080

    WESTGARTH, William

    Victoria ; late Australia Felix, Port Phillip District of New South Wales; (presentation copy)

    being an historical and descriptive account of the colony and its gold mines. With an appendix, containing the reports of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce for the last two years upon the condition and progress of the Colony. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd and London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1853. Octavo, half-calf over marbled …

  • # 17122

    GORDON, Joseph

    The emigrant barque : with some traits of Australian life and culture, in prose and verse

    Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart, 1871. Octavo, half-calf, cloth covered boards with decoration in blind (rubbed), bookplates on front pastedown and endpaper, pp. 398. With descriptions of the Bathurst gold fields.

  • # 17035

    POLEHAMPTON, Arthur, Rev.

    Kangaroo land

    London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1862. First edition. Octavo, blind blocked purple cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine (sunned), recent bookplate to front pastedown, free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1866; lithographed frontispiece (tissue guard intact), title with vignette illustration, pp 269; front hinge cracked, else a good, clean copy. The account of a …