Indigenous Australians

  • # 22493


    Aboriginal art : The Western Australian Art Gallery Collection.

    Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery Board, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (designed by Frank Norton), pp. 15, 109 works described and illustrated, chiefly from Western Australia and Arnhem Land; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue.

  • # 22466

    [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.

  • # 22465

    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 …

  • # 22408

    Charles TROEDEL, publisher.

    The Melbourne album. Containing a series of views of Melbourne & country districts.

    Respectfully dedicated to, and patronized by His Excellency Sir Charles Darling, K.C.B.. by the lithographer and publisher, Charles Troedel. 73, Collins St. E. Melbourne. Melbourne : Charles Troedel, circa 1864. Oblong folio, 412 x 535 mm, publisher’s half red roan over gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed, spine split), front free endpaper creased with edge loss, …

  • # 22249

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

    Clarence River man holding didjeridu.

    [Circa 1873]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm, manuscript sequence number ‘4’ in negative lower right; a strong print with good tonal range, small flaw in the negative upper right, but in fine condition; mounted and framed. One of the famous series of tableau portraits of Clarence Valley Aboriginal people taken by German-born photographer …

  • # 22380

    EMIN, Mehmet

    مصور تعر يف حيوت انا [Musavver Tarif-i Hayvanat]

    Istanbul : Matbaa-ı Osmaniye, 1310 AH [1892-93]. Quarto, pictorial boards (lightly rubbed), cloth spine, pp. [72], 24 fine chromolithographed plates of fauna, including insects, whales, quadrupeds, birds, bats, primates etc. Several Australasian species are illustrated including the cassowary and emu, lyre bird, kiwi, kingfisher, kangaroo, and a plate of ethnicities of the world including an …

  • # 22367

    GODYN, C.J.; KISSNER, John (illustrator)

    Pitt Burn : ein australisches Busch-Erlebnis

    Stuttgart : Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1926. Octavo, original pictorial cloth over boards (lightly marked), colour frontispiece plate, pp vii, 253, [2] (publisher’s advertisements), with 39 line-drawn illustrations (many full page); text in German, in Fraktur. Adventure story for children set in Queensland, about a white girl who is looked after by an Aboriginal tribe. A …

  • # 21674

    BARRKADUBU, Carly (artist)

    [POSTER] Collections, Performance and Research : Musicological Society of Australia Eleventh National Conference. Canberra, 13-16 May 1987.

    [Canberra : AIAS, 1987]. Poster, offset printed on thick, fine grade paper, 760 x 320 mm, featuring a dynamic design by Maningrida artist Carly Barrkadubu; unbacked, and with mild horizontal creasing. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.  

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]


    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …

  • # 21665

    DICK, Thomas (1877-1927)

    Aborigines of the Hastings River district, NSW.

    [Sydney : Dick Collection, Australian Museum, c.1980]. Complete set of 14 large format (410 x 510 mm) black-and-white photographic prints taken from photographer Thomas Dick’s original 1920s negatives held in the Museum’s collection; Museum’s printed caption labels to versos of 12 of the 14 prints, preserving Dick’s own field notes; a fine complete set, as issued …

  • # 21832

    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 – …

  • # 21654

    MILLETT, Janet, as "Mrs. Edward Millett" (fl. 1863-1873)

    An Australian Parsonage; or, the Settler and the Savage in Western Australia.

    London: Edward Standford, 1872. Second edition (the first was published in the same year, but without the author’s name on the title page). Octavo, original blind blocked purple cloth with gilt device to upper board (rubbed, marked and sunned, corners bumped), spine lettered in gilt (dulled, cloth with a couple of splits), endpapers replaced, pastedown …

  • # 21991

    [WITHINGTON, Paul; THOMAS, Lowell]

    [THE BLONDE CAPTIVE] Die blonde Sklavin

    Illustrierter Film-Kurier Nr. 610. [Vienna, Austria : 1932]. Small quarto, wrappers illustrated front and rear, 6 pp, half-tone photographic illustrations, text in German; short paper spits at head and tail of spine, mild stain to corner of lower wrapper, else very good. An extremely rare edition of the Viennese cinema newspaper Illustrierter Film-Kurier, issued to …

  • # 21947

    ECCLESTON, Gregory C.

    Granville Stapylton : Australia Felix 1836 : second in command to Major Mitchell (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Evandale Publishing, 2018. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xix; 250; 46 pages of plates, a fine, new copy, signed by the author. “Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia …

  • # 22154

    MAWDSLEY, Christine

    The Corroboree Tree and twelve shorter poems of Melbourne’s early days of settlement.

    Melbourne, Bread and Cheese Club [1944]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, presentation inscription from the author alongside a quote from the writings of Annie Rentoul to title page, photographic plate, pp. 32.

  • # 22229

    CHAMBERLAYNE, I. (Israel) (1795-1875)

    The Australian Captive; or, An Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of Wm. Jackman. In which, among various other adventures, is included a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts’ Land, on the coast of the Great Australian Bight. Also including, with other appendices, Australia and its Gold, from the latest and best authorities…

    New York : C. M. Saxton, 1859. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked black coth over boards, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly rolled, front joint with short split in cloth); 2 lithographed frontispiece portraits of Jackman depicted in western clothing and as a naked “captive” (the first with small portion of loss at …