Indigenous Australians

  • # 19629

    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 …

  • # 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


    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

  • # 19436

    HENRY, C. J.

    “Girroo Gurrll”. The first surveyor and other Aboriginal legends. 

    Brisbane : W. R. Smith & Patterson Pty Ltd, 1967. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 77, illustrations, map,previous owner’s name to half-title.

  • # 19036

    Tableau abrégé de l’histoire des voyages, ou Fragments les plus curieux des voyages récemment faits dans l’Asie, l’Afrique, l’Amérique et l’Océanie.

    Paris : Charles Letaille, [1839]. Duodecimo, pictorial cloth with a hand coloured lithograph on upper board of a Maori couple titled ‘Chongui [i.e. hongi] ou salut a la Nouvelle Zelande’, pp. 123, seven diecut tinted lithographs of people of the world based on the works of Jacques Arago and Domeny de Rienzi, each removable to display …

  • # 19105

    BÜHLER, Alfred; BARROW, Terry; MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    Oceania and Australia : the art of the South Seas

    London : Methuen, 1962. First edition. Series: Art of the World, VIII. Small quarto, publisher’s maroon cloth boards, spine (a little sunned) lettered in gilt, front free-endpaper with previous owners’ inscriptions, pp 250, profusely illustrated with 63 tipped-in colour plates, 94 b/w line drawings, and 4 maps; housed in the original pictorial laminated slipcase (some …

  • # 19006

    ARNOLD, Peter

    The library of Tom Austen Brown on the Australian Aborigines

    to be sold by auction Melbourne 25 – 26 June 2002. Melbourne : Peter Arnold Antiquarian Booksellers, 2002. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 131, illustrated. Important auction catalogue, 736 lots.

  • # 19313

    SMITH, William Ramsay (1859-1937) ; UNAIPON, David (1872-1967)

    Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals

    /​ by W. Ramsay Smith ; with sixteen plates in colour by Alice Woodward, and other illustrations. London : George G. Harrap and Co., 1930. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial cloth with gilt lettering (fine) in like dust jacket, 356 pp, [63] plates (16 in colour), fore-edges uncut, internally clean and bright; an exceptional …

  • # 18849

    WENDT, Frank

    Australian Aborigines from North Queensland in R.A. Cunningham’s second touring company, New York, early 1894.

    New York : Frank Wendt, [1894]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (105 x 163 mm, mount), recto imprinted in gold lettering at left hand margin ‘Australian Boomerang Throwers. Frank Wendt, Photo. Artist, New York’; the albumen print with some very light surface rubbing, else fine; verso blank. There are very few known photographic images …

  • # 18228

    Photographers unknown.

    West Australian Aborigines 1883

    [Title from caption on mount]. Four albumen print photographs, each in carte de visite format (three are 90 x 60 mm; one 85 x 55 mm), mounted recto of a leaf of thick card removed from a nineteenth century album; inscribed in ink at centre of mount ‘West Australian Aborigines 1883’; the album owner decorated …

  • # 18806

    PAINE, John (1833-1908)

    Aboriginal men painted for corroboree, New South Wales, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 151 x 108 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso blank; both the albumen print and gilt-edged mount are fine condition. Taken in an unknown location in New South Wales, but attributed to Sydney-based photographer John Paine (another copy sighted with Paine’s imprint verso).

  • # 18836

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    New South Wales Aborigine posing with lil-lil club and shield, Sydney, circa 1890

    Albumen print photograph, 197 x 150 mm, laid down on original album page of thick card; contemporary caption in ink to mount beneath image ‘Australian Aboriginal, N.S.W.’ (reflecting the original handwritten generic caption in the negative, which was trimmed before mounting); the albumen print and mount are in very good condition; verso with a view …

  • # 18975

    LINDT, J.W. (John William) (1845-1926)

    “Snowy and his gin”. Grafton, northern New South Wales, 1870-73.

    [Pirated printing, probably 1880-90]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 93 x 57 mm; no photographer’s or publisher’s imprint; mounted on section cut from the original split album page, with a generic caption in period hand in ink beneath image ‘Aboriginals of Australia’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. This …