Indigenous Australians

  • # 30561

    [NAMATJIRA]. HARDY, Jane, MEGAW, J.V.S., and MEGAW, M. Ruth

    The Heritage of Namatjira. The Watercolourists of Central Australia.

    Melbourne : Heinemann, 1992. Large octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned), pp. xxii; 350, illustrated in colour, a good copy.  The primary reference work on the Hermannsburg school. A quality reference copy of a title which is out of print and quite scarce

  • # 30552

    STREHLOW, John

    [HERMANNSBURG MISSION] The tale of Frieda Keysser. Frieda Keysser and Carl Strehlow : an historical biography. Volume 1: 1875-1910. [and] Volume 2: Between three worlds, 1910-1922. Part One [and] Part Two

    London : Wild Cat Press, 2011 ; 2019. First edition. Three volumes large octavo, publisher’s papered boards in the pictorial dust jackets; Volume 1. pp xxxii, 1198, profusely illustrated with maps and plates, many in colour; Volume 2. Part 1. pp xxvi, 582, with 4 maps (one folding) and 64 pages of plates (many in colour) …

  • # 30483

    BATTARBEE, Rex

    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951. First edition. Quarto, boards, lacking the dustjacket, pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos and Oskar Namatjira, Henoch Raberaba, Richard Moketarinja, and Ewald Namatjira.  

  • # 30118

    WATSON, Just and MARTIN-CHEW, Louise

    Judy Watson : Blood Language (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Press, 2009. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slight edge wear), pp. 240, illustrated. Signed by Judy Watson. Scarce. In this lavishly illustrated book, Watson takes us with her on a journey into the plight of the dispossessed Indigenous Australian with whom she shares a family history and heritage.

  • # 29570

    [RUSSELL, Benjamin].

    [BOTANY BAY]. The Massachusetts Centinel. Vol. II, No. 47, March 2, 1785

    Boston : Warden and Russell, March 2, 1785. Folio, pp. 4, letterpress, old folds, occasional staining, two small woodcut vignettes at masthead, very good. A rare contemporary account of the plans of the English to colonise New Holland, printed nearly three years prior to the arrival of the First Fleet. The Massachusetts Centinel was an …

  • # 29898

    LEICHHARDT, Ludwig 1813-1848

    Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington,

    a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845. London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, binding as per Wantrup Aib, original embossed olive cloth boards (corners bumped), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (8 – a second set …

  • # 29955

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Bathurst Islander couple. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (155 x 230 mm, image); 205 x 255 mm, sheet; vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29958

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    The New Dreamtime, Katherine Rodeo. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 10 x 8″ (250 x 170 mm, image; 260 x 200 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 29956

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940-2003)

    Smoko, Bathurst Islanders. 1970.

    Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10″ (170 x 250 mm, image; 200 x 260 mm, sheet); vintage (circa 1970) print in fine condition, corner-mounted in archival exhibition portfolio with tissue guard. Taken by renowned Australian social and social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis during his visit to the Northern Territory in 1970. Exhibited: Black & White …

  • # 28726

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Scene near “Corranderrk” [sic] Station.

    Albumen print photograph, 132 x 185 mm, laid down on its original card mount, 243 x 300 mm, within printed red border and with printed caption beneath image ‘SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED’; verso printed: ‘VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 9. / SCENE NEAR “CORRANDERRK” STATION. / This scene was …

  • # 29865

    GARDNER, P. D. (Peter Dean)

    Gippsland massacres : the destruction of the Kurnai tribes, 1800-1860. (Signed by the author)

    Ensay, Vic : Ngarak Press, 1993. Third edition. Octavo (210 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 119, [1], b/w photographic illustrations, plans and maps; a fine copy, signed by the author on the title page. Scarce.

  • # 30176

    PLOMLEY, N. J. B.

    The Baudin expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines in 1802.

    Hobart : Blubber Head Press, 1983. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, spine slightly faded, a couple of small and minor marks, illustrated endpapers, pp. 245, illustrated, newspaper cutting enclosed. Limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies.

  • # 30351

    SPENCER, Walter Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)

    The photographs of Baldwin Spencer

    Edited by Philip Batty, Lindy Allen and John Morton. Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xv; 223, illustrated. ‘In 1894 Spencer was appointed as biologist and photographer for the Horn Expedition, the first scientific expedition to Central Australia. In 1901, he and Frank Gillen set off from Oodnadatta to Borroloola and took an …

  • # 30326

    [BLACKMAN, Charles].

    [CHARLES BLACKMAN]. Parade. No. 172, March 1965

    Melbourne : 1965. Magazine, illustrated wrappers, pp. 66, illustrated, general handling wear. Feature an article on Bungaree and cover illustrated by Charles Blackman. Scarce.

  • # 28660

    FAUCHERY, Antoine (1823-1861) and DAINTREE, Richard (1832-1878)

    Gyps land blackfellow.

    [Title from inscription on mount]. Albumen print from collodion wet-plate negative, 239 x 193 mm, laid down on its original board mount as issued, 372 x 287 mm; fully contemporary inscription in ink to bottom margin of mount, Gyps land blackfellow. This is an exceptional print with beautiful tones and great clarity; the mount has a …

  • # 30124

    BONWICK, James (1817 - 1906)

    Curious facts of old colonial days

    London : Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1870. Octavo, yellowback, papered boards with image on upper board of an Aboriginal subject (rubbed and worn, joints cracked), bookseller’s wetstamp and previous owner’s name to title page, pp. vi; 352, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Includes chapters on New South Wales, Norfolk Island, South Australia and Van …