Indigenous Australians

  • # 29280

    BROWN, Tony and KOLENBERG, Hendrik

    Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-1848 (signed copy)

    Hobart : The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1986. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed and marked), pp. 80, illustrated. Signed and inscribed by both the authors. Prout’s works in Australia, including studies of indigenous Australians.

  • # 29286

    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. A couple of neat pen annotations. 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.

  • # 29380

    BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.

    Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Painter and naturalist : a forgotten treasure

    [Paris] : MKF Editions, [2016]. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …

  • # 29365


    [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Collection of die-cut scraps with Australian motifs.

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Group of 18 embossed die-cut scraps (designed for use in a child’s scrap album), from an Australian-themed series depicting scenes and individual figures including gold diggers, squatters, Aborigines, and ships, and including one scrap printed with the series title Australia; maximum diameter 55 mm, all in good condition. A lovely little …

  • # 29297

    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 …

  • # 29203

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal women and children, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘28. Settlers Hut in Gippsland‘ (in error, with the number 32 written over 28 in ink), plus a larger label printed ‘32‘; fine condition. A group portrait of a group of …

  • # 29201

    CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)

    Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.

    Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition. A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in …

  • # 28289

    Photographer unknown.

    Distribution of blankets to Mandandanji people at the Court House, Roma (Queensland), 24 May 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page (split card); manuscript caption in negative at lower left: ’24TH MAY COURT HOUSE, ROMA’; mount with sequence number ‘114’ in manuscript at bottom margin (presumably written by the album compiler), and later identification in biro ‘Roma’ at top margin. The print …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 27970

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928) (publisher)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Muralag man, Prince of Wales Island, circa 1895.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm; unmounted; blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George St. Sydney’, with generic caption ‘Aboriginal warrior (1382)’ and studio name ‘Kerry Photo Sydney’ in manuscript in the negative; a strong print with excellent contrast and tonal range; nicks at left and right edges, and bent corner …

  • # 28411

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal girls in Girl Guide uniform parading the Union Jack. Yarrabah Mission, Far North Queensland, 1920s.

    [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, between 1920 and 1930]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink: ‘256. Girl Guides, N. Queensland’; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This …

  • # 28802

    GROSS, S. O.

    Finke River Mission, Hermannsburg. (A sketch of its history by Missionary S. O. Gross).

    Tanunda, S.A. : Auricht’s Printing Office, [1945?]. Quarto (245 x 200 mm), [2] pp; old horizontal fold with a tiny nick at left edge, otherwise very good. Dating from internal references (latest date mentioned is 1944). Scarce. Trove locates no copies.

  • # 28803


    [NORTHERN TERRITORY] Overland Journey. By “JayGee”.

    [Circa 1951]. Folio (330 mm), [2] pp, unpublished poem in typescript; old horizontal folds, very good; [together with] a second version in the same format which has an additional stanza at the end: ‘Now if you’re feeling weary and your nerves are somewhat frayed, Just take my tip and make this trip through “Bonds of …

  • # 28848


    Welcome to Alyangula

    [Cairns, QLD] : produced by Public Affairs Department, GEMCO, 1981. First edition. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound; 28 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations, double-page street plan of Alyangula; a good copy. Scarce guide to the mining township of Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, produced by …

  • # 28849

    GEDDES, W. R. (William Robert)

    Maori and Aborigine : a comparison of attitudes and policies.

    Presidential address delivered by Professor W. R. Geddes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Sydney, at A.N.Z.A.A.S. Congress, Brisbane, 1961. Fitzroy, Vic. : W. & J. Barr (Printers) Pty. Ltd., [1962]. Series: Aboriginal Affairs Information Paper Number 1, April 1962. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), self-wrappers (old horizontal fold, sunned, short repair at top edge …

  • # 28882

    REILLY, Dianne & Jennifer CAREW

    Sun Pictures of Victoria : The Fauchery-Daintree Collection 1858. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne : Library Council of Victoria, 1983. First edition. Quarto (295 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (lightly rubbed), pp 143, with 53 full-page photographic plates, introductory essay, notes and references; presentation inscription by one of the authors, Jenny Carew, on the half title; a very good copy. …