Indigenous Australians

  • # 28079

    GILL, Matthew Tjupurrula (1960 - )

    [WESTERN DESERT ART] Stations of the Cross : an Aboriginal perspective

    Balgo Hills, W.A. : [Warlayiri Artists?], 1987. Complete set of prints comprising an illustrated title sheet and 15 individual designs, 280 x 220 mm (sheets), loose as issued, printed in brown, black and red on white artist’s paper; each of the designs has a printed caption beneath the image (one caption is covered by a …

  • # 28029


    [TORRES STRAIT; QUEENSLAND] Collection Jolika : un chef-d’oeuvre océanien des Iles du Détroit de Torres. Paris, 3 décembre 2015.

    Paris : Christie’s, 2015. Quarto (295 x 230 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, [24] pp, with numerous colour plates, maps, bibliography; text in French and English; an as new copy. This superb auction catalogue was produced to promote the sale of what has long been considered a masterpiece of Oceanic Art: a nineteenth-century ceremonial mask from …

  • # 27402

    [ENARES, William Diaho, 1916-1978]

    [BLACKBIRDING] Photographic souvenir of A.I.F. serviceman Private William Enares, Palestine, 1942.

    [Palestine, s.n., 1942]. Postcard, 70 x 127 mm, photomontage with two vignette head-and-shoulder portraits – Enares on the right, his wife (or mother?) on the left – superimposed on a Palestine one pound banknote; verso inscribed by Enares: ‘Jan. 17th 1942. NX43965 Pte. W. D. Enares, B Company, Australian Machine Gun Training Battalion A.I.F.’; in …

  • # 28010

    BULMER, Howard Decimus (attributed)

    Aboriginal group on Cross’s Launch, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, circa 1920.

    Silver gelatin photograph, 89 x 139 mm, printed on Kodak Austral card stock, recto with printed caption at lower margin ‘Cross’s Launch Trips at Lake Tyers’; not postally used, and without written message; in fine condition. The Bairnsdale photographer Howard Bulmer was the son of the Rev. John Bulmer, the Church of England missionary who …

  • # 28011

    DE LISLE, Gordon (1923-2002) (photographer)

    Djawa painting a bark at Millingimbi Mission, Arnhem Land.

    Front cover photographic illustration for Parade magazine, August 1965, no. 177. Melbourne : Southdown Press Pty. Ltd., 1965. Quarto (285 x 200 mm), colour pictorial wrappers, stapled, 66 pp (including wrappers), illustrated; a fine complete copy of the August 1965 issue. From page 3: ‘Our cover: Djawa, head man of an Arnhem Land tribe, spends his …

  • # 27175


    Our colonies : Australia.

    London : W. Butcher & Sons, [circa 1910]. Series: Our Colonies. Chapter III. Australia (from the Primus Junior Lecturers’ Series, no. 742). Complete set of 8 hand-coloured magic lantern glass slides (each 80 x 80 mm), housed in their original box with illustrated lid (fine), and including the rarely seen ‘Lantern Lecture Reading’ information sheet for this …

  • # 27269

    AMÉRO, Constant (1832-1908)

    [ABORIGINES; QUEENSLAND; CANNIBALISM] Scènes de la vie des squatters

    pp 226-7 in: Journal des voyages et des aventures de terre et de mer. No. 614. 14 April, 1889. Quarto newspaper, disbound, pp 225-240, with a front-page wood-engraved illustration depicting Australian Aborigines devouring a European (this illustration relates to part of Améro’s article); text in French; paper split along spine (cover almost detached), but otherwise …

  • # 27680


    The Western Mail annual, 1955

    Perth W.A. : [West Australian Newspapers Ltd.], 1955. Folio (360 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers with design featuring the wildflower Copper Cups (some minor rubbing at edges and on spine, but very good), inscription inside upper wrapper, pp 80, photographic illustrations throughout (many in colour) of Western Australian primary industries and tourist locations, advertisements, map …

  • # 27939


    [MELBOURNE; SATIRE; RACISM] Tom Thumb. Number 9. June 1966.

    Glen Iris, Vic. : Baker Publishing Co., June 1966. Quarto newspaper (270 x 215 mm), pictorial wrappers printed in red and black, staple bound, 24 pp (including wrappers), photographic illustrations, cartoons; a very good copy. A sleazier and intellectually less ambitious counterpart to Oz magazine, Tom Thumb did however provide some biting and witty social …

  • # 27930


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • # 27401

    SHAW, A. G. L.

    A history of the Port Phillip District. Victoria before Separation.

    Melbourne : The Miegunyah Press, 1996. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine slightly faded), fore-edge lightly foxed, pp. xvi; 224, ribbon marker, illustrated, maps. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. A very good copy. An account of the establishment of European settlement from the first convict camp in 1803 until separation in 1851. Includes …

  • # 28086

    WALSH, Grahame L.

    Bradshaw art of the Kimberley (signed copy)

    Toowong : Takarakka Nowan Kas Publications, 2000. Oblong quarto, faux crocodile skin with pictorial inlay, illustrated endpapers, pp. [vi]; x; [4], 464, extensively illustrated; a fine copy, signed and inscribed on the title page by Grahame Walsh. Original prospectus enclosed. Since their ‘discovery’ by pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw in 1891, the Bradshaw rock paintings of the …

  • # 28007

    BLACK, Lindsay

    Aboriginal art galleries of western New South Wales. Part 3

    Being a continuation of a series on the Aborigines of the Darling River Valley and of Central New South Wales. Burial Trees being Part 1. Cylcons. The Mystery Stones of the Darling River Valley being Part 2. Foreword by C. P. Mountford. [S.l. : s.n.], 1943. Octavo, lettered wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 76, illustrated with …

  • # 27957

    KING, Natalie (editor)

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Octavo, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 96, illustrated, essay by Colm Toibin. New copy.

  • # 27265

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Lives of the Papunya Tula artists

    Alice Springs : IAD Press, 2008.Quarto, illustrated boards in dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. xvi; 402, extensively illustrated. ”Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists’ chronicles the beginning of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men …

  • # 27830

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley (signed copy)

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp 104, illustrated in colour throughout; a fine copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany the landmark exhibition of the extraordinary work of Arnhem Land artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, held at the NGV, July 17-22 September, 1997. This copy signed by Ginger Riley and Judith Ryan …