Gold Rush

  • # 20479

    CLIFFORD, Robert (c.1842-1905); HOY, Choie (Charles) Sew (c.1838-1901)

    Portrait of Chinese community leader, merchant and gold-dredger Choie Sew Hoy and an unidentified European woman, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1870-73.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘R. Clifford, Artist, Fleet Street, Dunedin’; the albumen print is in very good condition with a couple of light surface marks; the faces of both sitters have subtle pink tinting, and the lady’s hair ribbon is tinted light …

  • # 20115

    [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, custom mounted in a perspex display stand, with the original gilt-printed envelope honouring Burke and Wills (two old tape stains); a very good example. A significant and very rare …

  • # 20073

    Share certificate for the South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900.

    [Chester, U.K.] : South Australia Development Syndicate Limited, 1900. Lithographed sheet, 230 x 240 mm, manuscript entries dated 13 June 1900 recording the acquisition of one hundred shares by Roy McGregor Laird, shipbuilder of Birkenhead in the County of Chester; on the reverse is wet stamped ‘Paid a first dividend of 2s per share in …

  • # 19404

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

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

    Melbourne and Sandhurst : George Slater, Publisher, 1857. Cover sheet, 268 x 213 mm, printed on thin letter paper, with wood engraving by Frederick Grosse titled ‘View on the Yarra. – The Willows’, signed in the image at lower right; below the image 6 lines of letterpress describing the scene; original folds, a few small …

  • # 19940

    GILL, S. T.

    The Australian sketch-book

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1974. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase (scuffed), pp. [viii]; 25 colour plates reproducing Gill’s work first published in 1864. Limited to 1000 copies.

  • # 19513

    BURKE, Keast

    Gold and silver : photographs of Australian goldfields from the Holtermann Collection.

    Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin, 1977. Small quarto, trade paperback (covers with moderate wear and spine crease), pp 265, profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographic reproductions of the famous photographs taken by Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss in the early 1870s on the New South Wales goldfields around Hill End and Gulgong; front endpaper with small mark, …

  • # 20547

    BLACKMAN, Grant and LARKIN, John

    Australia’s most notable town : Maldon

    Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton, 1978. Oblong quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 144, illustrated; a fine copy. Architectural and social history of the Victorian gold rush town.

  • # 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. …