Indigenous Australians

  • # 25247

    HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN

    [PINTUPI LANGUAGE] Mutikayi yirupulayi pankara yutirinytjaku

    Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …

  • # 25226

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …

  • # 25100

    BOLAM, A. G.

    The Trans-Australian Wonderland

    Melbourne : McCubbin-James Press, 1923. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (small chip and wear), pp. 97, illustrated. The Aboriginal inhabitants and natural environment of Western and South Australia.

  • # 24982

    HILL, Ernestine

    The great Australian loneliness

    Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens, 1942 (second edition). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges chipped, small areas of loss), pp. 346, illustrations. Scarce travel account by the female traveller. Includes content of indigenous Australians, gold and opal mining, and outback communities. “The Great Australian Loneliness is the story of Ernestine Hill’s remarkable wanderings through the Australian …

  • # 25375

    HOBSON, Shonae et al.

    Desert Lines : Batik from Central Australia

    Shonae Hobson, with essays by Judith Ryan AM, Jennifer Green, Julia Murray, Hannah Presley and Vicki Cullinan. Bendigo : Bendigo Art Gallery, 2019. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 144, illustrated. New copy. Desert Lines celebrates the genesis of Indigenous women’s art practice across five central desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore …

  • # 25159

    MATTHYS, Danny; EBES, Hank, et al.

    [ABORIGINAL ART] Down under

    Deurle (Belgium) : Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 1993. Square octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, 60 pp, illustrated in colour; introduction by Hank Ebes (Melbourne art dealer); foreword by Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating; parallel text in Dutch and English; a very good copy. Catalogue produced for Down under, a joint exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art by Central Australian artists …

  • # 25278


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 25151

    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, pp. 24, illustrated. Text in French and English. Includes work from Papunya Tula, Hermannsburg (including Albert Namatjira), bark paintings …

  • # 25127

    JUDE, Philp

    Past time : Torres Strait Islander material from the Haddon Collection, 1888-1905

    A National Museum of Australia exhibition from the University of Cambridge. Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2001. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 53, illustrated. Exhibition of Torres Strait Islander objects collected by Alfred Cort Haddon and Cambridge University researchers reflecting Torres Strait Islander beliefs, languages and practices; housed at the Cambridge University Museum …

  • # 25144

    BAGLIN, Douglass and MULLINS, Barbara

    Aboriginal art of Australia : An introduction to the vast world of traditional Aboriginal art : rock engravings, cave and bark paintings, decorative and symbolic designs both sacred and secular.

    Sydney : Reed, 1976 (reprint). Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. 34, illustrated.

  • # 25155

    DUSSART, Françoise

    La peinture des aborigènes d’Australie

    Marseille : Editions Parenthèses ; Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux, [1993]. Small quarto (240 x 165 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 93, illustrated in colour; includes bibliography; text in French; a very good copy. Catalogue of the 1993 exhibition of Aboriginal paintings and sculptures (from Arnhem Land and the Central and Western Desert) at …

  • # 25145

    McCARTHY, Frederick

    Australian Aboriginal decorative art

    Sydney : The Australian Museum, 1974. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 24892


    Two Aboriginal boys with three European men, posing in front of a homestead near Swan Hill on the Murray River (Victorian or New South Wales side), circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 92 x 120 mm (image), 108 x 165 mm (mount), verso with the photographers’ names in manuscript ‘Bryson & Heywood, Swan Hill’; there is some staining to the top edge of the print and to the margin of the mount, but the print, though a little pale, has excellent …

  • # 24705

    [MOUNTFORD, Charles]

    [ARNHEM LAND BARK PAINTINGS] Rindenmalereien aus Australien. Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich. 11. Januar bis 2. Februar 1958.

    Zürich : Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1958. Small oblong quarto (200 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp [12], with b/w photographic illustrations; introductory notes by Herbert Read and Charles Mountford; text in German; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue published in conjunction with a touring exhibition staged at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich in 1958. The exhibition had been shown …

  • # 24884

    SALMON, Fiona (curator); BATTY, Philip, et al.

    Gooch’s Utopia : collected works from the Central Desert

    / curated by Fiona Salmon ; essays, Philip Batty, Christopher Hodges, Christine Nicholls. Adelaide : Flinders University, 2008. Quarto (270 x 215 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 93 pp, colour illustrations, maps; an as new copy. Splendid catalogue to accompany an exhibition of Central Desert works from the collections of Rodney Gooch. ‘A collaborative exhibition between …