Indigenous Australians

  • # 24765

    Photographer / Publisher unknown.

    Album of Snowy and Broadrib Rivers, Croajingolong.

    [Victoria, Australia] : s.n., [1889?]. [Title from front cover]. Nineteenth century photograph album. Quarto (245 x 205 mm), original olive-green cloth over boards, the upper board with title and decorative border printed in gold (rubbed and stained), containing [32] albumen print photographs in identical 100 x 150 mm format, mounted in pairs on [9] leaves …

  • # 26710

    LINTON, Ralph, et al.

    Arts of the South Seas

    New York : Simon & Schuster and the Museum of Modern Art, 1946. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. 200 illustrated in black and white. Includes work from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Australia.

  • # 26462

    BATTY, Joyce

    Namatjira : Wanderer between two worlds

    Melbourne : Hodder & Stoughton, 1963. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 158, illustrated. A fine copy.

  • # 26245

    ANDREWS, Rebecca

    George French Angas : South Australia illustrated.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, [2006]. Quarto, folded card, pp. [8], illustrated. Catalogue of a touring exhibition held Carrick Hill, Adelaide, 5 April-30 June, 2006 and 4 other South Australian venues.

  • # 25981

    NAMATJIRA, Albert et al.

    Exhibition of water colours by a group of Aranda artists

    Albert Namatjira, Otto Pareroultja, Richard Moketarinja, Enos Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, Ewald Namatjira, Henoch Raberaba, Oscar Namatjira, Herbert Raberaba, Cordula Ebatarinja, Lindsay Imbarndarinja. Melbourne : Athenaeum Gallery, 1954. Octavo, exhibition catalogue, single sheet, folded, punched holes for filing, light central crease. Very rare original exhibition catalogue for a Melbourne exhibition of paintings by artists from the …

  • # 25732

    J. & O. H. KERCHAVAL

    Wedding of Henry McRae and Lizzie Hamilton at Coranderrk Reserve, near Healesville, 25 August 1909.

    Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 87 x 138 mm, titled in manuscript in negative ‘McWrae [sic] Hamilton Wedding Coranderrk / Healesville’; verso with photographer/publishers’ imprint ‘J. & O. H. Kercheval, Healesville’ and Kodak Austral box, with handwritten message by a resident of “Carinya, Healesville” containing a racist comment about the wedding party in …

  • # 11262

    MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]

    The telegraph; a consolatory epistle : from Thomas Muir, Esq. of Botany Bay,

    to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, [1], front with manuscript note in pencil referring to Muir’s handwriting and Hunter’s Hill, dated 1820, old horizontal fold throughout, otherwise a good copy. One of three variant quarto editions, this being the issue with signature B on page …

  • # 25806

    GILMORE, Mary (1865 - 1962)

    Under the Wilgas

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1932. Small quarto, cards with paper wrappers, title labels, pp. [12]; 181, internally clean. Vignette to title page signed M. T. A fine copy. Poetry inspired by the author’s sympathy of the plight of the Aboriginal people, ‘I have attempted to write here in songs some of the emotions of …

  • # 26198

    BRIDE, Thomas Francis

    Letters from Victorian pioneers

    Being a series of papers on the early occupation of the colony, the aborigines etc. Melbourne : the Trustees of the Public Library, 1898. Octavo, lettered cloth (light wear), pale foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s name to half-title, pp 325. folding map (short tear). Interesting letters about the foundation of Port Phillip colony, including descriptions …

  • # 26092


    Catalogue number 103 : Australian Aborigines

    Sydney : The Cornstalk Bookshop, circa 1992. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp [120], edges foxed. An extensive catalogue of 1769 publications relating to indigenous Australians from the nineteenth century to present day, issued by antiquarian bookseller and former President of ANZAAB Paul Feain of The Cornstalk Bookshop. No copies recorded on Trove.

  • # 25904


    Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.

    London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget)  and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …

  • # 26206

    BLACK, Lindsay

    Aboriginal art galleries of western New South Wales. Part 3

    Being a continuation of a series on the Aborigines of the Darling River Valley and of Central New South Wales. Burial Trees being Part 1. Cylcons. The Mystery Stones of the Darling River Valley being Part 2. Foreword by C. P. Mountford. [S.l. : s.n.], 1943. Octavo, lettered wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 76, illustrated with …

  • # 26012


    In the track of the native.

    [Sydney] : T. Tennant, 1944. Fourth edition, revised. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers (sunned at top edge), staple bound, 49 pp; an extended photographic essay focusing on the indigenous cultures of northern Australia (Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland) and New Guinea; b/w illustrations throughout reproducing photographs from the author’s own collection …

  • # 25780

    NIXON, Francis Russell (1803-1879)

    The cruise of the Beacon. A narrative of a visit to the islands in Bass’s Straits.

    With illustrations; by the Right Rev. Francis R. Nixon, D. D. Bishop of Tasmania. London : Bell & Daldy, 1857. Octavo, gilt lettered blue cloth (edges rubbed, split to upper joint), engraved title page and frontispiece; letterpress title page; pp. 114; [2]; [24 – publisher’s catalogue, dated June, 1857], pp. 14-15 roughly opened, eight additional …

  • # 25819


    Aboriginal Australia

    Canberra : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1992. Illustrated card portfolio (creased) with 12 illustrated booklets on Aboriginal culture, each between 12 – 16 pages: Australian languages Bush food Carving and sculpture Fibrecrafts Hunting and gathering Rock art Tools, weapons and utensils Aboriginal people of New South Wales Aboriginal …

  • # 26174


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1958. Second edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of very short tears, very good), tape marks to endpapers, pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates, occasional foxing. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes chapters on Albert Namatjira, Edwin Pareroultja, Otto Pareroultja, Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos …