Indigenous Australians

  • # 32982

    [ed.] JOHNSON, Vivien

    Papunya Painting : Out of the desert

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2007. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 143pp, coloured plates throughout. Includes numerous essays by a variety of authors on the Aboriginal art and artists of the Papunya region

  • # 32979

    JACK-HINTON, Colin

    Aboriginal art past and present

    An exhibition of Aboriginal works of art from the permanent collections of the Museums and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory of Australia. Darwin : Government Printer of the Northern Territory, 1980. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, small abrasion mark with loss from a sticker upper wrapper (as many copies have), pp. 24, illustrated. Text in …

  • # 32977

    ANDREW, Brook (b. 1970)

    Brook Andrew : Eye to eye

    Clayton, Vic. : Monash University Museum of Art, 2007. Square octavo, pictorial stiff card covers, pp 86, illustrated; an as new copy. Superb catalogue for Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew’s exhibition Eye to eye, held at Monash University Museum of Art 4 April -23 June 2007 ; Penrith Regional Gallery &​ the Lewers Bequest 18 August – …

  • # 32667

    SHERMAN, Louise et al.

    A preview of Our mob, God’s story : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists share their faith

    Researched and edited by Louise Sherman and Christobel Mattingley ; art selection by Max Conlon, Gail Naden, Glenny Naden and Inawantji Scales ; with foreword by Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann. Sydney, NSW : Bible Society Australia, 2017. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28, illustrated. Detailed promotional booklet advertising the hardback book. ‘Our Mob, God’s Story is an art …

  • # 32666

    HOWARD, Lucienne (curator)

    The Children’s gift. Tjitji Tjutangku Ungkuntja : art of the Pitjantjatjara lands

    Adelaide : Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 1993. Exhibition catalogue, folded card, pp. [6], essay, illustrated. ‘Exhibition catalogue of Aboriginal children’s art from Ernabella, Hermannsburg and Carrolup from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s; includes brief information on the establishment of the mission at Ernabella, the school visits by Norman B. Tindale, and Charles P. Mountford, …

  • # 32937

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, pp 104, illustrated in colour throughout; gift inscription to endpaper, else a fine copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany the landmark exhibition of the extraordinary work of Arnhem Land artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, held at the NGV, July 17-22, 1997.  

  • # 32913

    COOK, Michael (1968 - )

    Michael Cook : broken dreams

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Essay by Christine Dauber. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ‘Michael Cook is a photographer who worked commercially both in Australia and overseas for twenty-five years. In 2009, Cook was drawn into art photography by an increasingly urgent desire to learn about …

  • # 32912

    COOK, Michael (1968 - )

    Michael Cook : mother

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [28], illustrated. Essay by Christine Dauber. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ‘Michael Cook is a photographer who worked commercially both in Australia and overseas for twenty-five years. In 2009, Cook was drawn into art photography by an increasingly urgent desire to learn about …

  • # 32785

    COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE,

    [ATOMIC TESTING IN AUSTRALIA] Danger Radioactive

    [s.l. : Commonwealth Government of Australia, Department of Defence], 1961. Colour poster, 350 x 250 mm, offset printed; imprinted in image top right ‘R.A.A.F. POSTER 266 (NOV. 1961)‘; unmounted; some light wrinkling and creasing, otherwise very good. Trove locates no example in Australian collections of this highly emotive poster, which constitutes a tangible and sinister …

  • # 26694

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (deluxe 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, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, engraved map from 1802 of the …

  • # 32777

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 32555

    DREYER, Anne (1905-2001) (words); WOOD, Robin (music); HOWDEN, Marjorie (1911-1988) (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Anne Dreyer’s Aboriginal songs for you and me.

    Melbourne : Davis & Co., 1954. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with a colourful front cover design by Marjorie Howden (a tiny amount of pale foxing), staple bound; pp 21, with music notation for 10 songs (arrangements for voice and piano), each song accompanied by a full-page b/w line-drawn illustration by Howden; …

  • # 32776

    [POSTER]. Circle path meander. Central Australian paintings from the Carnegie Collection

    Collected in the 1970s by Geoffrey Bardon. Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1988. Printed poster, 590 x 415 mm, introduction by Margaret Carnegie, essay by Geoffrey Bardon and catalogue verso. An important poster and catalogue for this landmark exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Fine copy. Note: this is the only catalogue for the exhibition, …

  • # 32762

    COOK, Michael (1968 - )

    Michael Cook : invasion

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2018. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated.  Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. ‘Michael Cook is a photographer who worked commercially both in Australia and overseas for twenty-five years. In 2009, Cook was drawn into art photography by an increasingly urgent desire to learn about his Aboriginal ancestry …

  • # 32149

    BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930)

    Governor Davey’s Proclamation to the Aborigines, 1816. Presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Bolter, 1867.

    [Circa 1890]. [Title from image]. Albumen print photograph of a lithograph held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum; 260 x 180 mm, blind stamped J. W. Beattie, Photographer, Hobart at lower left; laid down recto of a leaf removed from a 19th-century album; some short edge tears and light foxing at top edge, otherwise in …

  • # 31254

    RIEMER, Gustav Adolph (1842-1899)

    [ABORIGINES; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Australien. King Georges-Sund Wohnungen.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph (78 x 74 mm each image) on orange card mount (85 x 175 mm); recto of mount with printed caption across lower margin: 342. Australien. King Georges-Sund. Wohnungen; in the left margin: Photographie von G. Riemer, Zahlmeister S.M.S. Hertha. Verlag von Gustav Lierach & Co, Berlin S W 48; and in …