Indigenous Australians

  • # 21072

    HUNT, Susa and CARTER, Paul

    Terre Napoleon. Australia through French eyes 1800 – 1804

    Sydney : Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales in association with Hordern House, 1999. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, extensively illustrated. Art from the Baudin voyage to Australia.

  • # 21121

    RUBUNTJA, Wenten and GREEN, Jenny

    The town grew up dancing. The life and art of Wenton Rubuntja

    Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books, 2002. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xii; 196, illustrated. ‘The Town Grew Up Dancing is Wenten Rubuntja’s story. It provides a rare view of events that shaped the life of an Arrernte man who has made a major contribution to the art and politics of his time. Wenten was a …

  • # 18554

    [ELLIS, Theophilus Tighe, Captain (1782-1834)]

    Letter concerning the inheritance of lands owned by Superintendent Theophilus Ellis in the Swan River Colony.

    Manuscript letter addressed to ‘The Hon’ble Colonial Secretary, Perth, Western Australia’ [Peter Nicholas Broun], headed ‘Cockermouth, Cumberland, 4 January 1842′, written by the as yet unidentified husband of one of Theophilus Ellis’ nieces. Single sheet, 265 x 410 mm, bifolium, written in ink on [3] pages, the fourth used for the address; the letter is …

  • # 21656

    NARGOODAH, Eva (1958 - )

    Kalparrku [Crab]

    October-November 1994. Linocut, printed in black ink from one block, matrix size 218 x 300 mm (printed image), edition of 20, numbered 2/20 and captioned and signed by the artist in pencil in lower margin; unframed; fine. The artist, Eva Nargoodah (b. 1958), is a Walmajarri speaker from the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia. …

  • # 21633

    Artist unknown.

    [POSTER] Land rights before games.

    Picket Fri. 17 Sept. 12.30pm Chifley Sq. / Public meeting Film: ‘Dirt Cheap’ 7pm. Friday 17th. Surry Hills Neighborhood Centre cnr. Crown & Collins Sts. / March & Rally Sun. 26 Sept. meet 2pm cnr Botany Rd & Redfern St. march to Hyde Park for concert & speakers. [Sydney : s.n., 1982]. Poster, screenprint, printed …

  • # 21545

    BINGHAM, Lorna; EDWARDS, George; LAHM, Hartmut (illustrator)

    The lost tribe

    Sydney : Winn & Co, 1943. Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (upper wrapper with mild wear at top fore-edge corner; Violet Crumble advertisement to lower wrapper), pp 32, with 3 full page colour plates by Hartmut Lahm and line drawings in the text; a fine copy. From the George Edwards radio serial The Golden Boomerang. Muir …

  • # 21544

    BINGHAM, Lorna; EDWARDS, George; LAHM, Hartmut (illustrator)

    The search for the golden boomerang

    Sydney : Winn & Co, 1941. Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (lightly foxed; Violet Crumble advertisement to lower wrapper), pp 32, with 8 full page colour plates by Hartmut Lahm and line drawings in the text; a few leaves with very mild foxing, but a near fine copy. From the George Edwards radio serial The …

  • # 21537

    ROBINSON, Roland

    The feathered serpent : the mythological genesis and recreative ritual of the aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia … (Signed)

    Sydney : Edwards & Shaw, 1956. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards, in the original pictorial dust jacket (some creasing and short tears), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title page ‘To Andrew Thomson, with admiration, Roland Robison’; pp 88, 4 colour plates, 13 line engravings, full-page map; foreword by …

  • # 21481

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, 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, 1997.  

  • # 21306

    ELY, Bonita

    Murray / Murundi

    With contributions from Jack & Annie Koolmatrie, Leigh Hobba and Dulcie Ely. Adelaide : Experimental Art Foundation, [1981]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [90], illustrated, a couple of pages detached from the burst binding. Artist’s book on the Aboriginal history of the Murray (Murindi) River. Reference : CATALANO, Gary. The bandaged image : a study of Australian …

  • # 21299

    STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962

    [PARLIAMENTARY PAPER] Central Australia : report

    At head of title: 1923-24. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. At foot of title: Presented by command, 24th September, 1924 ; ordered by the Senate to be printed, 1st October, 1924. [Melbourne] : H.J. Green, Government printer, 1924. Folio, 4 pp; fine. One of 960 copies printed. At the invitation of the Government, …

  • # 21258

    Anon.

    [RACISM; ABORIGINES] The First Australian Editor

    [Title from caption in image]. [s.l. : s.n., probably between 1910 and 1920]. Lithographically printed satirical cartoon, 165 x 110 mm, printed recto only in green on buff card; a few light marks to the margins, else very good.  

  • # 21897

    TISSOT Victor; AMERO, Constant

    Aux Antipodes : terres et peuplades peu connues de l’Océanie.

    Paris : Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., 1890. Octavo, contemporary gilt decorated boards, marbled endpapers, Lycee de Nimes prize, dated 1893 on front pastedown, all edges gilt, 223 pp, 59 illustrations. Text in French. A very good copy. Ethnology and natural history of the Pacific region covering Australia, New Zealand and island Polynesia, Melanesia and the Malay archipelago.

  • # 21889

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …

  • # 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 …