• # 20864

    Photographer unknown.

    Album with amateur photographs of The Boomerang Club, a Toowoomba men’s sporting association, 1910-1914.

    Federation period photograph album, 240 x 300 mm, grey card covers with embossed floral design to front, original cord ties; containing 11 silver gelatin photographs laid in, various dimensions up to 140 x 195 mm, 6 taken with a wide-angle lens camera being in an uncommon format of 72 x 200 mm; the last photograph …

  • # 20777

    HEMUS & HALL. [HEMUS, James, 1860-1936]

    Man mounted on a racing camel near Coolgardie, Western Australian goldfields, late 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, manuscript caption in negative lower left: ‘A Thoroughbred Racer’, and at lower right: ‘Hemus & Hall Photos’; laid down on its original nineteenth century album page of thin card; the print is in good condition, with some pale foxing in the sky area. ‘James William Hemus (born 1860, …

  • # 21139


    [CRICKET]. Alice in Holidayland.

    A parody in prose, verse and picture. Perpetrated with apologies to the immortal originals of Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel. Pictures by Frank H. Mason and Noel Pocock. Second edition. Leeds: Chorley & Pickersgill, n.d. [c. 1920]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cards (a little soiled), illustrated throughout. Featuring a delightful Australian plate of a kangaroo and …

  • # 21133

    PAOA, Rodrigo; ARANDA, Manuel; SANDIA, Luis

    [EASTER ISLAND] La recreacion en Isla de Pascua. Volumen 1.

    Unpublished honours dissertation (1983), Academia Superior de Ciencias Pedagogicas de Valparaiso, Valparaiso [Chile]. Quarto, pictorial paper wrappers with cloth spine, 263 pp, illustrated with line drawings and tipped-in colour photographs. The first part of a substantial thesis on traditional games of Rapa Nui, submitted by three indigenous Rapa Nui students. One of these students, Rodrigo Paoa Atamu, …

  • # 20531

    Maker unknown.

    [BOARD GAME] Lands End to John O’Groats : cycling race game.

    [United Kingdom] : s.n., [c.1935]. Box of thick card, 270 x 230 x 30 mm, the lid with pictorial onlay featuring an illustration of Hubert Opperman riding a Malvern Star bike (mild wear and some light stains to edges of lid), box containing a folding game board, 560 x 250 mm, in fine condition. A …

  • # 20586


    [BOARD GAME] The National Football game

    Also titled: Our great game. [Ballarat and Melbourne] : National Game Co., [c.1940]. Thick board, 360 x 360 mm (folding), fold-out colour printed game board depicting an Australian Rules Football match in progress in a large stadium, the grandstands filled with supporters (probably a depiction of the MCG, with some artistic license), the legend “Our Great …

  • # 19619

    CAMERON, A.R. and SHARP, Bruce (editors)

    The science of wrestling : complete course 130 illustrations

    Cover: “25 full page photographs specially posed by wrestlers under contract to Stadiums Ltd.”. Sydney : Scotow Press, for Withrow Physical Culture School, [c.1930]. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 64, illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates and line drawings in the text; a very good copy. The publication date must be between late …

  • # 19625

    BARNA, Victor

    Table tennis.

    Cover: “How to play the game / Laws of table tennis”. Melbourne : Australian Table Tennis Association, [cc.1955]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, pp 31, [1], b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

  • # 19628


    [POSTER] Tokyo Olympiad : the official and unique documentary film of the XVIII Olympics.

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa … A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release. Sydney, NSW : Robert Burton Pty. Ltd., [1965]. Cinema poster, colour offset printed, 750 x 330 mm, unmounted; in very good condition with 2 original horizontal folds, mild crease at top right corner.

  • # 19043

    O'SHANTER, Tam

    “Tasmanian Mail” Turf Register and stud book of Tasmania

    Containing a full report of the past season’s racing, jockey’s register, trainers’ register, racing colours, sales of blood stock, index to running horses, length of courses etc. Rules of racing, scale of weights for age, list of winning horses, sires of the season, winners of the principal Tasmanian, Australian and English races. Stud book of …

  • # 19073

    SULLIVAN, Frank J.

    The science of swimming

    Containing instructions for acquiring all swimming strokes, and directions for becoming proficient in fancy diving. With a symposium on the best stroke for beginners. Modern methods of life saving and recuscitation. Official rules for form swimming. New York : American Sports Publishing Company, 1927. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly worn), pp. 113; photographic plates (including swim …

  • # 19316

    GRIFFITHS, Samuel (1864 - 1937)

    Turf and heath. Australian racing reminiscences

    Melbourne : A. H. Massina & Co., 1906. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine sunned), pp. xii; 262, eight black and white photographic plates, internally very clean, related news clippings on the author’s death loosely enclosed. Samuel Griffiths, thoroughbred owner, rider, trainer, stipendiary stewart, sporting journalist, and handicapper in India as well as to the Victoria Amateur …

  • # 19272

    STAINFORTH, Martin

    Racehorses in Australia : with paintings by Martin Stainforth

    Edited by Dr. W. H. Lang, Ken Austin and Dr. Stewart McKay. Produced by Harry Julius. Sydney : Art in Australia Limited, 1922. First edition. Quarto, quarter white cloth over papered boards (lacking the dust jacket, corners rubbed), endpapers with offsetting, foxing, Stainforth image pasted on to half-title, inscription to preliminary leaf, 184 pp, with …

  • # 18632


    Photographic portrait of a top-hatted gentleman and his horse, Melbourne, circa 1862

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 103 mm (mount), verso with imprint of Photographic Artists, Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 8 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; both the albumen print, with wonderfully rich tonal range and detail, and mount are in fine condition. A very early outdoor Melbourne carte de visite.  

  • # 18583

    Photographer unknown.

    Woodchopping competition, Ballarat, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on an old album page; no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘Wood cutting competition, Ballarat’; this inscription by the previous owner was based on original inscriptions on other photographs removed from the album, which were all taken in the Ballarat area; …

  • # 18889

    BARDWELL, William

    Photographic portrait of Richard St. George Caulfield, Secretary of the Ballarat Miners’ Race Club and Ballarat Hunt Club, circa 1868

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 106 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘Bardwell’s Royal Studio, Opposite Theatre, Ballarat, By Special Appointment Photographer to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’, and inscribed in ink ‘R. St.G. Caulfield’; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount is clean, with a …