Indigenous Australians

  • # 24617

    THOMPSON, Christian (1978 - )

    Ritual intimacy

    Caulfield East, Vic. : Monash University Museum of Art, 2017. Small quarto (230 x 170 mm), pictorial card covers, 128 pp, 92 pages of colour plates of indigenous multidisciplinary artist Christian Thompson’s work; catalogue essays by Charlotte Day, Brian Catling and Marina Warner; Christian Thomposn and Hetti Perkins in conversation; an as new copy. A …

  • # 24855

    HAWKING, Karlie; DOYLE, Helen; ALLEN, Max; MURPHY, Joy Wandin

    Oil paint and ochre : the incredible story of William Barak and the de Purys

    [Lilydale, Vic.] : Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, [2015]. Quarto, stiff wrappers, 48 pp, illustrated in colour, 2 maps; an as new copy. Superb catalogue to accompany an exhibtion at the YRRM, August 29 – November 22 2015, which tells the story of the friendship between Wurundjeri leader and artist William Barak, a long-term resident at the …

  • # 12250

    Edge-Partington, James (1854-1930)

    Ethnographical album of the Pacific Islands. Third series.

    [Portfolio cover title]. Also titled: An album of the weapons, tools, ornaments, articles of dress &c. of the natives of the Pacific islands. Drawn and described from examples in public & private collections in Australasia by James Edge-Partington. Third series. [London] : Issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, 1898. “Lithographed by Palmer, …

  • # 16960

    SADLEIR, Richard

    The aborigines of Australia

    Sydney : Thomas Richards, 1883. Quarto, gilt-illustrated boards, engraved frontispiece, foxing to preliminaries, 8 engraved plates (two printed in colour). Printed in an edition of 500 copies. A fine copy. Ferguson 15343

  • # 24764

    DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE

    The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia

    Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …

  • # 24194

    [WILDER, Joseph Warrin, attributed]; HYAMS, John (publisher)

    Studio portrait of two young Aboriginal men. Early 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 65 mm (mount), 82 x 57 mm (image), verso with imprint of Hyams’ Portrait Rooms, 67 Collins Street, East, Melbourne; fine condition. Based on comparison with a very similar portrait (see Bitter Fruit, p. 235) it is highly likely that this photograph was taken by Joseph Warrin …

  • # 23482

    BAUME, Joseph Wellesh

    Aboriginal group, including a man holding a broad shield, with two Europeans. Murray River (northern Victoria or southern New South Wales), circa 1868.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 65 x 102 mm (mount), verso with wet stamp of ‘Jos[ep]h Baume, Photographic Artist. From Swanston Street, Melbourne.’ and inscription in ink ‘No. 3’ (presumably the photographer’s sequence number); the albumen print is in very good condition (a tiny dint above the man with the broad shield), with …

  • # 24375

    ISAACS, Jennifer (ed.)

    Australian Aboriginal music

    Edited by Jennifer Isaacs. Sydney : Aboriginal Artists Agency, 1979.Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 24395

    OLIVA, Achille Bonito


    Milano, Italy : Electa, 2001. Square quarto (275 x 225 mm), pictorial wrappers, 110 pp, illustrated in colour. Text in Italian and English. An as new copy. Catalogue for an exhibition of contemporary Central and Western Desert paintings and Arnhem Land sculpture, held at the Palazzo Bricherasi, Turin, Italy.

  • # 24390

    ISAACS, Jennifer (ed.)

    Desert crafts : Anangu Maruku Punu

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1992. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 149, illustrated; signed by Jennifer Isaacs. Introduction to Anangu people, defined as Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjara but including Matutjara and Ngaatjatjara; outstations and use of modern technology there; Uluru and Katatjuta; outline of struggle for land rights; founding of Pitjantjatjara council; brief outlines of several …

  • # 24365

    SUTTON, Peter et al.

    Dreamings : the art of aboriginal Australia

    New York : George Braziller Publishers in association with the Asia Society Galleries, 1988. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 266, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Asia Society Galleries, New York, Oct. 6-Dec. 31, 1988, and at three other museums. Interpretations of Aboriginal art; acrylic paintings from Central Australia; bark paintings from …

  • # 24364

    Yarnangu ngaanya : our land – our body

    a touring exhibition from the Warburton Community. Perth : Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1993. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 90, illustrated, CD enclosed (Turlku : ritual songs by the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Pintubi people).

  • # 24347

    BRODY, Anne Marie et alia

    Utopia : a picture story. 88 silk batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection

    Perth [W.A.] : Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. for the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, 1990. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 243, illustrated, presentation inscription to half-title. The artists include: Nora Kemarre; Violet Petyarre; Jedda Kngwarreye; Patsy Kemarre; Marcia Pwerle; Kathleen Petyarre; Maggie Kemarre; Margaret Petyarre; Nancy Petyarre; Jean Pwerle; Maureen Kngwarreye; Rosemary Petyarre; Judith Kngwarreye; Dolly …

  • # 24406

    MOUNTFORD, Charles

    Australian Aboriginal portraits. (Deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1967. Quarto, cloth bound boards, quarter-leather spine (head and foot a little rubbed), original glassine dustjacket, pp. 89, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 200 copies signed by Mountford. A very good copy.

  • # 23762

    POLAND, W. (Wilhelm) (1866-1955)

    [HOPE VALE MISSION, CAPE YORK] Die Arbeit der Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australien : aus meinem Privat-und Missionsleben im nördlichen Queensland.

    Lose Blätter. 3. Heft. [=The work of the Neuen-Dettelsauer Mission in Australia: from my private and mission life in North Queensland]. Nürnberg, Germany : Druchereigenoffenschaft “Noris”, 1907. First edition. Series: Neuendettelsauer Missionshauses ; nr. 11. Octavo (205 x 135 mm), original pictorial yellow wrappers (upper wrapper foxed and detached, as is the title page), pp …

  • # 23857

    HAMBY, Louise

    Twined together : kunmadj njalehnjaleken

    Gunbalanya, N.T. : Injalak Arts and Crafts, 2005. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards in dustjacket, pp. xxiii; 256, extensively illustrated. This book is a guide for those with artistic, anthropological, linguistic, historical and fibre interests, providing insight into the previously unexplored complexities of fibre art from the region. Photographic essays feature collection, preparation, making and special …