Indigenous Australians

  • # 14870

    [NAMATJIRA]. The Alice : centre of the outback

    [Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc. The wrapper features an art gallery …

  • # 31757


    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 …

  • # 31669

    WATSON, Penny

    Tjanpi desert weavers (softcover edition)

    Compiled by Penny Watson for Tjanpi Desert Weavers ; Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, [2012]. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 367, extensively illustrated. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles …

  • # 31560

    HOLMES, Sandra Le Brun

    Yirawala : painter of the dreaming

    Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. “Brief outline of Aboriginal life at Croker Island; author’s involvement with Yirawala; disagreements with Methodist Overseas Missions over control of painting sales; author’s journey to visit and film cave paintings with artist; brief overviews of some myths; tour of southern …

  • # 31150

    SUTTOR, William Henry

    Australian stories retold and sketches of country life

    Bathhurst, N.S.W. : G. Whalan, 1887. Duodecimo, lettered wrappers (worn), pp. viii; 184, internally clean. ‘Includes hostilities between Aborigines and settlers and employment of Aborigines on stations in Bathurst area.’ – Trove

  • # 30750

    STURT, Charles [1795 - 1869]

    Two expeditions into the interior of southern Australia, during the years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831 : with observations on the soil, climate, and general resources of the colony of New South Wales.

    London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1833. First edition. Two volumes, finely bound in modern half-calf over marbled papered boards, spines in compartments, ruled in gilt, blind tooling and contrasting morocco gilt-lettered title labels, vol. I with lithographed frontispiece; pp. lxxx; large folding engraved map (a couple of short tears); 219, four lithographed plates, two …

  • # 31436


    Murray River Aboriginals, Corowa, N.S.W

    [Title from printed caption]. Corowa, N.S.W. : McNicoll, [c.1904]. Photogravure process postcard, recto with printed caption and short handwritten message to margin, postally used from Corowa to the U.K., postmarked December 6 1904, with the personal wet stamp of the sender, George Wiburd of Corowa; verso with pale foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

  • # 31437

    Photographer unknown.

    [TORRES STRAIT; QUEENSLAND] Native dancer and musician, Murray Island.

    Circa 1910. Photomechanical process postcard, 90 x 140 mm, recto with printed caption in lower margin ‘Native dancer and musician, Murray Island’; postally unused, verso imprinted ‘Post Card’ with no publisher indicated. In very good condition. A rare photographic image of a masked dancer and musician playing a shark-mouthed drum, taken on Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres …

  • # 31273

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

    The lost tribe

    Sydney : Winn & Co, 1943. Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (Violet Crumble advertisement to lower wrapper); gift inscription dated 1944 to inside upper wrapper, pp 32, with 3 full page colour plates by Hartmut Lahm and line drawings in the text; a good copy. From the George Edwards radio serial The Golden Boomerang. Muir 697.

  • # 31265

    RAYNER, Dugald S.

    Casino and district : historical sketch. Seventy-five years of progress.

    Compiled for the Diamond Jubilee Committee. Casino : Grieve & Turner, printers, 1922. Octavo, decorated wrappers, spotting to fore-edge, pp. 68, photographically illustrated. Scarce local history with many historical photographs including images of indigenous Australians, including ‘The Casino tribe’; ‘Wiangarie natives’; ‘Ellen, aged 107 years’. Also includes photographs of early colonial settlers, the opening of …

  • # 31364

    NORTON, Frank

    Aboriginal art

    [Perth, W.A.] : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1985. Second edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (label mark), pp. 66, illustrated. Documents works collected by Mountford from the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land 1948; works from Western Australia; Port Keats; Bathurst & Melville Islands; Croker and Goulburn Islands, Oenpelli; Maningrida; Milingimbi & Elcho Islands, Yirrakala; and …

  • # 31292

    COOPER, Carol

    Aboriginal Australia

    National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian Museum, Queensland Art Gallery 1981-1982. Sydney : Australian Gallery Directors Council, 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. Includes numerous illustrations of tribal artefacts, rock art, and artworks by Tommy McCrae, William Barak, Jonny Warrangula Thupurrula, Mick Numieri Tjapaltjari, Old Mick Tjakamara, Tim Leurah Tjapaltjari, …

  • # 31278

    BARDON, Geoffrey and BARDON, James.

    Papunya : a place made after the story. The beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2004 (2006 reprint). Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. A significant monograph on the foundations of the contemporary indigenous Australian art movement.

  • # 31183

    DAMPIER, William (1652-1715)

    [DAMPIER]. Nouveau voyage autour du monde ; ou l’on decrit en particulier l’isthme de l’Amerique … plusieurs cotes &​ isles des Indes Occidentales, les isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les Cotes Meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique, l’Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les Isles Orientales qui sont pres de Cambodie, de la Chine, Formosa, Lucon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande,

    les Isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, de Saint Helene, & le Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Ou l’on traite des differens terroirs de tous ces pays, de leurs ports, des plantes, des fruits, & des animaux qu’on y trouve : de leurs habitans, de leurs coutumes, de leur religion, de leur gouvernement, de leur negoce, &c. Rouen : …

  • # 31156

    JONES, Rhys

    The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art

    Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased), pp. 24, illustrated. Text by Rhys Jones. Catalogue of 115 works, including works by Arago, Bock, Becker, Dowling, Duterrau, Glover, Gould, Lesueur, Simkinson de Wesselow, Webber and photographs by Nixon, Winter, Woolley, and others.

  • # 29798

    MOFFATT, Tracey (Australian, b. 1960)

    Beauties (in cream)

    (1994). From the series Beauties (1994-1997). Black and white photograph, colour tinted in lab during printing process print, 100 x 71cm; printed in an edition of 20 numbered copies, this copy Artist’s Proof 1/1. One of Tracey Moffatt’s most captivating works, exploring themes of indigenous identity and place. It is also a deeply personal work, …