Indigenous Australians

  • # 20599

    SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOREIGN PARTS. (GREAT BRITAIN)

    Christian mission collection box illustrated with the portrait of a young Aboriginal woman, possibly from Poonindie Mission, South Australia.

    London : Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, [probably between 1855 and 1860]. Wooden collection box, 120 x 67 x 65 mm, original yellow-papered sides with printed text; the lid with coin-slot and legend ‘Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Incorporated by King William III in the …

  • # 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.

  • # 20246

    SAINT-YVES, G. (Georges)

    L’Océanie

    Tours : Alfred Mame et Fils, [c.1900]. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial red percaline decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, pp 398, [1], wood engraved illustrations, maps; text in French; a superb copy. This strikingly beautiful and lavish fin de siècle French children’s book has much significant Australian content. The first 150 pages are devoted to …

  • # 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.

  • # 20340

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 19801

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    Northern Territory and Central Australia : a call to the Church.

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1912. First edition. Octavo, original printed wrappers (sunned, paper chipped at head of spine), frontispiece portrait of Flynn, 46 pp, with 15 photographic plates, folding map; a fine copy; A.I.M. compliments slip loosely enclosed.

  • # 19669

    RUSSELL, Lynette and ARNOLD, John (eds)

    Indigenous Victorians: repressed, resourceful and respected

    . The LaTrobe Journal No. 85 May 2010. Melbourne : State Library of Victoria, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. Special issue of the LaTrobe Journal focussing on indigenous Victorians.

  • # 19940

    GILL, S. T.

    The Australian sketch-book

    Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1974. Oblong folio, gilt-lettered cloth in slipcase (scuffed), pp. [viii]; 25 colour plates reproducing Gill’s work first published in 1864. Limited to 1000 copies.

  • # 19418

    MORRISON, Edgar

    The Loddon Aborigines. “Tales of old Jim Crow”.

    Daylesford, Vic. : ABCO Print, 1971. Octavo, publisher’s buckram-backed pictorial wrappers, pp. 111, illustrated with b/w photographic plates; a fine copy.

  • # 19493

    UNAIPON, David (1872-1967)

    Native legends

    Adelaide : Hunkin, Ellis & King Ltd., [circa 1930]. Octavo, publisher’s illustrated wrappers with portrait of the author, the lower wrapper without text, very slight silverfish mark to lower wrapper, 15 pp, photographic reproductions, a fine copy. Early reprint of this collection of stories of the Ngarrindjeri people collected by notable scholar and preacher David …

  • # 19494

    BENNETT, Mary M. (1881-1961)

    Human rights for Aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?

    Brisbane : Printed by “Truth” and “Sportsman” Ltd., [1957?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), lower wrapper with map of Central and Western Aboriginal Reserves and the Rocket Range, staple bound, 63 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. An important work by a significant advocate of Aboriginal rights, based to a large extent on Bennett’s …

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (Coloured edition)

    / with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 19270

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65 …

  • # 10546

    KELL, Julius

    Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

    [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain …

  • # 19414

    EARNSHAW, E. H.

    The boys’ book of warriors

    Thrilling adventures of the pioneers amid hostile savages in the dawn of Australian settlement. Sydney : Robert Dey, Son & Co., 1946. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (a little marked), pp. 86, photographic illustrations. Muir 2246