VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); LOCK, Henry Thomas; RING, James; [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Large group of photographic views taken in and around Wesport and Charleston on the West Coast of the South Island, including gold mining scenes. 1870s-80s.
Group of seventeen albumen prints; sixteen are unmounted, in formats 140 x 200 mm (x14) or 180 x 240 mm (x2); one is 100 x 138 mm, laid down on a cabinet card mount (110 x 165 mm); most have handwritten captions and photographer’s name or initials in the negative; all but one have additional …
VORLEY, Herbert Henry, 1839-1880 (attributed); [BOSWELL, Edward Blair Buchanan, 1860-1933]
[NEW ZEALAND] Photographs of the gold rush townships of Charleston and Brighton, on the West Coast of the South Island, circa 1870.
Group of seven gelatin silver printing-out paper prints, all of which appear (on account of their exceptional clarity) to have been printed out from original late 1860s or early 1870s negatives at the beginning of the 20th century; six are in format 68 x 102 mm (approximately carte de visite size), and one is much …
Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.
London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget) and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …
Annerley (QLD) : Koro Press, 2018. Octavo, gilt-lettered black cloth, pp. [vi]; 90, illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee Gold Rush, Central Queensland chronicles the discovery of gold in the Central Queensland region in the early twentieth century.
GILL, Samuel Thomas (1818-1880); CANNON, Michael (ed.)
Melbourne : John Currey O’Neil, 1982. First edition. Square quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered green cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket, 100 pp, illustrated with full-page colour plates; a very good copy.
Canberra, ACT ; [Melbourne] : National Library of Australia Publishing in Association with the State Library of Victoria, 2015. Quarto, illustrated cloth, pp. 255, illustrated. A binding fault means the front pastedown endpaper has a crease along it, else a fine copy. ‘Samuel Thomas Gill, or STG as he was universally known, was Australia’s most …
[HAMILTON, Mrs.]; [DEUCHAR, John, Mrs.]
A Nugget of Gold from Australia!!! presented to Mrs John Deuchar by Mrs Hamilton on 12th Aug. 1867, New Zealand.
Manuscript note in brown ink on a small scrap of paper, 50 x 60 mm, laid down on later card backing; old fold lines (the gold nugget was originally enclosed inside the note), a small perforation and two short edge tears, resulting in the loss of a couple of letters, else complete; [together with] the …
[GOLD RUSH; CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA; ROBERT O’HARA BURKE] Recognizance of Bail document issued to Ah Man, a Castlemaine miner charged with stealing two ducks, and George Forsyth, his surety. Signed by Robert O’Hara Burke, Superintendent of Police. Castlemaine, January 1860.
[Castlemaine, Victoria, 7 January 1860]. Pro forma document, 213 x 173 mm, letterpress printed on both sides with entries in manuscript in the hand of the famous explorer Robert O’Hara Burke, at the time Superintendent of Police for the Castlemaine district, releasing from custody Ah Man, a gold miner charged with stealing two ducks from a …
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA REBELLION] Riot at Ballaarat. Report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the late disturbance at Ballaarat, together with the evidence taken by the Board.
Laid upon the Council table by the Colonial Secretary, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, and Ordered by the Council to be printed, 21st November, 1854. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1854. Foolscap folio, string bound, 22 pp; a fine copy. A key primary source document for the history of the Eureka Rebellion, this report …
VICTORIA. PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
[GOLD RUSH; EUREKA REBELLION] Claims for compensation. Ballaarat. Supplementary Return to Address, Mr. Grant. 7th December, 1855.
Laid upon the Council table by the Chief Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, and Ordered by the Council to be printed, 25th January, 1856. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government printer, 1856. Foolscap folio, 1 page; a fine copy. This document concerns a supplementary return of claims presented to the …
Melbourne : Deutscher Fine Art, 1983. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly handled), pp. , illustrated. Includes works by Angas, Gill, Chevalier, Strutt, Tulloch, von Guerard, Ham, Leach, Mason, Ashton, Cogne, Calvert and others. An excellent reference.
[Cover title : Spirit of China in Creswick]. Creswick [Vic.] : Creswick Museum, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. , illustrated. A study of Chinese immigration to the Victorian gold rush town of Creswick, with observations by members of the local Lindsay family.
[Australia or New Zealand, probably 1860s]. Manuscript in brown ink written on a small piece of paper, 50 x 90 mm, folded to form an envelope 20 x 36 mm, containing a number of tiny gold nuggets. This fascinating little packet was sourced together with an Australian gold nugget and manuscript note given to a …
ADAMS & CO. (MELBOURNE)
[GOLD RUSH] For San Francisco, California. To Sail on the 25th of July, Positively. The First Class American Packet Ship “Louisa,” …
Fare to San Francisco : Steerage, £25. No Cabin Passengers taken. Freight taken at lower rates. For Freight or Passage, apply to Adams & Co., 69, Collins Street, West, Melbourne. Melbourne : Goodhugh & Trembath, 48, Flinders Lane, East, and 174, Elizabeth Street, . Clipper ship sailing card, 227 x 144 mm, printed recto only …
[Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific curio …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 65 mm (mount); verso imprinted ‘C. Wherrett, Photographic Artist. Post Office Portrait Rooms. Barker St., Castlemaine’, beneath the studio’s motto ‘Light and Truth’; the strong, tonally rich print has a few light marks to either side of the sitter’s head, but is otherwise clean, as is …