Indigenous Australians

  • # 20562

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal women and children on a riverbank, New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20567

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Studio portrait of an Aboriginal man with ritual scarification, possibly northern New South Wales, late 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 64 mm (mount), verso wet stamped ‘J. Paine Photo. Sydney’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. English-born photographer John Paine established a photographic studio in the Sydney suburb of Waterloo in 1875, having previously lived and worked in the New England region …

  • # 20856

    WINTER, Alfred (1837-1911); WOOLLEY, Charles (1834-1922); (TRUGANINI) TRUGERNANNER (1812?-1876); WILLIAM LANNE (1835?-1869)

    Twin photographic portraits of Trugernanner (Truganini) and William Lanne, taken at Oyster Cove in 1866 by Charles Woolley.

    Two albumen print photographs, each approximately 150 x 100 mm (sheet), both blind stamped at lower left ‘A. Winter, Photo., Hobart Town’; laid down on their original mount of thick card, with respective captions in ink in the lower margin: ‘Trucanini, last of Tasmanians (a woman) / Billy or William Lannie – the last native …

  • # 20861

    BOOMERANG ENTERTAINMENT

    Promotional photograph of Aboriginal musician Fred Little, younger brother of renowned Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Jimmy Little.

    Granville, NSW : Boomerang Entertainment Centre, [c.1960]. Black-and-white photograph on glossy paper, 165 x 215 mm, verso with wet stamp of the Boomerang Entertainment Centre, and identifying caption in pen ‘Fred Little’; light creasing and corner wear.    

  • # 20907

    ADELAIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

    Photographic portrait of an Aboriginal man holding his hat. Adelaide, 1864-65.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount); verso with imprinted ‘Photographed by Anson & Francis, Adelaide Photographic Institution, 97 Rundle Street’; the albumen print with a dark tonal range and a few light marks; the mount with mild foxing. A fine full-length portrait of an unidentified Aboriginal man posing shirtless, …

  • # 20911

    BAYLISS, Charles (1850-1897)

    Aboriginal group, Queensland, circa 1882.

    Albumen print photograph, 153 x 200 mm, blind stamped lower left: ‘C. Bayliss Photo. Sydney’, sequence number ‘375’ in manuscript in negative; verso with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Queensland Blacks’; unmounted; in very good condition. Other examples of this photograph (for example, in the National Gallery of Victoria) are erroneously captioned ‘Aborigines of New South …

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]

    [CINEMA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES] The Blonde Captive

    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …

  • # 21150

    NICHOLLS, Yvonne

    Not slaves, not citizens : Condition of the Australian Aborigines in the Northern Territory

    Melbourne : Australian Council for Civil Liberties, 1952. Octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, a fine copy. “Survey of the conditions of the Northern Territory natives with an analysis of some important sections of the Aboriginal Ordinance; census of natives on missions, settlements, etc.; employment.”

  • # 19796

    Photographer unknown; GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON (FIRM), publisher

    A Class at Work – Aboriginal Mission School, Queensland.

    Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern sllde with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ‘A Class at Work – Aboriginal Mission School, Queensland. G.W.W.’, in fine condition. Although the precise location is not indicated, this is nevertheless an important image that visually documents the instruction of Indigenous children in …

  • # 20644

    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, original embossed olive cloth boards (edges rubbed), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked with spine laid down, endpapers replaced, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (12 – a second …

  • # 20857

    [GOODRICH, Samuel]. PARLEY, Peter

    Tales about America and Australia

    London : Darton and Clark, circa 1840. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated cloth, two hand-coloured maps, pp. iv; 192; 36. A book for children by Goodrich under his moniker ‘Peter Parley’ with a particularly horrendous description of the Aboriginal population of New South Wales.  

  • # 20687

    Anon.

    Colonial certificate or writing blank with a lithographed scene of Australian Aborigines and fauna.

    [Australia] : [s.n.], [c.1860]. Lithograph printing, 218 x 262 mm, in blue ink, the beautifully illustrated border depicting an Australian Aboriginal hunting scene with kangaroos, emu, possum, a lyrebird, kookaburras, black swans, and cockatoos; chipped edges and corners, but the illustrated section is unscathed. This uncommon item of decorative stationery was probably intended for use …

  • # 20045

    LOWE, Pat with PIKE, Jimmy

    Jilji. Life in the Great Sandy Desert

    Broome : Magabala Books, 1990. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. [x]; 147. Life in outback Western Australia with illustrations by Jimmy Pike.

  • # 20068

    VANCOUVER MUSEUMS

    Art of Aboriginal Australia

    Vancouver, BC : Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited, [1974]. “We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, and the Peter Stuyvesant Trust, for making this exhibition possible” (p.1). Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, 130 exhibition items photographically illustrated in …

  • # 19799

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Magazine with no Magazine’s Habits. North Australia Centenary Number. September 1924.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1924. New Series no. 1, September 1924. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 104 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 19800

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Voice from the Uttermost Frontiers of Settlement in Australia. Central Australia / A.I.M. Medical Service number. October 1927.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1927. New Series no. 19, October 1927. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.