A.C.T. / Canberra

  • # 30974

    The Commonwealth of Australia. Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney 1901. The Government of New South Wales requests the honor of your presence at a Pyrotechnical Illumination of Sydney Harbour on the 4th January 1901.

    [Sydney : Government printer, 1900]. Chromolithograph printed on white card, 137 x 226 mm; illustrated with a view of a ship passing through Sydney Heads, flanked by the coats of arms and flags of The Commonwealth of Australia and Great Britain; the invitee is not named, the word ‘your’ being supplied in manuscript; residual old …

  • # 30835


    Australia : general information

    Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia …

  • # 30096

    "J M"

    St. John’s Canberra

    Linocut, 130 x 105 mm (image), 146 x 113 mm (sheet), captioned and initialled in pencil by the artist at lower margin ‘St. John’s Canberra / J M’; in very good condition, archivally matted; with a loosely preserved fully contemporary typed note, 150 x 120 mm, containing what is clearly an eyewitness account of a visit …

  • # 30153

    RIDDELL, Elizabeth

    Occasions of birds

    and other poems by Elizabeth Riddell with drawings by Anne Weinholt. Canberra : Officina Brindabella, 1987. Octavo, quarter cloth over hand decorated papered boards (a little flecked), pp. 48, illustrated. Limited to 275 signed copies.

  • # 27433

    EAGLE, Mary et al.

    Three creative fellows : Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Narritjin Maymuru

    Canberra : Australian National University, 2007. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 72, illustrated. Includes folding panels of Nolan’s nine part series Riverbend. New copy. This catalogue presents works by three prominent Australian artists – Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Narritjin Maymuru – featured in the exhibition Three Creative Fellows, at the Drill Hall Gallery from 9 …

  • # 25401

    DENT, Margaret

    National treasures from Australia’s great libraries

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 2005. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 162, illustrated. Extraordinary treasures from Australian libraries.

  • # 25621


    Canberra – four tourist brochures circa 1960

      Canberra. Points of interest. Canberra : A. J. Arthur, C’wealth Govt. Printer, May, 1957. Tourist brochure, narrow octavo, folding. Planning a national capital. Canberra : National Capital Development Commission, circa 1962. Tourist brochure, narrow octavo, folding. Canberra. Your capital. Canberra : Department of the Interior, circa 1960. Tourist brochure, narrow octavo, folding, illustrated in black …

  • # 24565


    Highway motor travel in Australia : Adelaide to Melbourne, Sydney and the Grampians with Pioneer.

    [Melbourne : Pioneer Tourist Coaches Pty. Ltd., c. 1935]. Large oblong octavo (180 x 210 mm), illustrated wrappers with photographic view of the Ocean Road near Angelsea (mild corner creasing and light marks), stapled, 7 pp, with itineraries and schematic maps for tours between Melbourne and Adelaide (both the Grampians and Princes Highway routes), Melbourne …

  • # 24016

    National Capital Development Commission.

    Canberra : your capital

    Canberra : National Capital Development Commission, February 1970. Single sheet, 220 x 285  mm, folding to 220 x 98 mm, printed on both sides, with b/w photographic illustrations accompanying the informative text, which includes sections headed Canberra and the Federal Concept and Development Aims; very good. This, the last of 7 editions, is held by …

  • # 23724

    Herald Touring Club

    The Herald road guide : motor roads of Victoria & routes to Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Alice Springs, in speedo maps

    [Melbourne : printed and published by Edgar H. Baillie for the Herald and Weekly Times, circa 1934]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 224, illustrated, numerous maps, one folding.

  • # 22337


    Canberra. Your capital

    [S.l : s.n.] : 1966. Tourist brochure, narrow octavo, folding, illustrated in black and white, map. Tourism in the nation’s capital

  • # 20222

    [NOLAN, Sidney]

    Nolan at Lanyon

    Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service, 1975. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 46, full colour illustrations.

  • # 14155

    COOMBS, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906-1997)

    Nugget Coombs, Australian economist and public servant : typed letter, signed, September 1968

    Typed letter, single octavo sheet, on letterhead of the Australian National University, Canberra, headed ‘Chancellor’ and dated 16 September 1968, addressed to Sir Edward Ford, Director, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney; ‘Dear Ted, Many thanks for your telegram of congratulations on the occasion of my Installation as Chancellor’; signed in …

  • # 11736

    NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992)

    Nolan At Lanyon. An exhibition of the Sidney Nolan Gift of twenty four paintings to the Australian people

    Canberra, 1975. Oblong folio, original wrappers, black and white plates, pp. 32, catalogue of 24 works.

  • # 9991


    Newsletter / Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Vol. 2 no. 3 January 1966

    Canberra : A.I.A.S., 1966. Small quarto, printed wrappers with vignette of the Institute’s logo (pale foxing, light vertical crease), stapled, 50 pp, illustrated, a good working copy. Includes the following articles: Report on excavations in the South Sydney district (Megaw); A comparative osteological study of Ainu and Australian Aboriginal material: a preliminary report (Yamaguchi); Recent Australian …