New Guinea

  • # 27185


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Yosefemo maxame ira bukara kabe mosesemo bogaira / The story of the life and deeds of Joseph in the language of Lake Kutubu and Mubi, Papua.

    Papua : Unevangelized Fields Mission, [probably between 1960 and 1970]. Tall octavo (230 x 145 mm), original pictorial buff wrappers (small biro mark to front), staple boundpp 20; a good copy. No other copy located; appears completely unrecorded. Lake Kutubu lies about 50 km southwest of Mendi in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New …

  • # 27224

    CARPENTER, George R.

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Papuan panorama : diary notes penned during a visit to New Guinea in company with Major Keith Baker, first Officer appointed to raise the Salvation Army flag in our near neighbour Islands of the Pacific, 1956.

    Sydney, NSW : The Salvation Army Headquarters, Eastern Australia Territory, [1957]. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (chipped at head of spine), stapled; pp 36, photographic illustrations; some light foxing to first and last leaves, but a clean copy. Preface is dated February 1957. Trove locates 4 copies (NLA; SLNSW; SLV; SLQ)

  • # 27189

    HAMILTON, Bruce

    [NEW GUINEA] Folk tales of the Fuzzy Wuzzies : seven folk lore stories from Papua

    / by Bruce Hamilton ; illustrations by Sheila Farquharson. Sydney : Ayers & James, [1945]. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine with small paper loss at tail), staple bound, pp 99, with line illustrations in the text; a very good copy.

  • # 27188

    CHAMPION, Ivan (1904-1989)

    Across New Guinea

    / by Ivan Champion. Simplified and abridged by E. P. W. Marriott. Illustrated by Pamela Lindsay ; in association with the South Pacific Commission Literature Bureau. Melbourne : Longmans Green and Co., 1955. First edition. “Bonito series”. Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine sunned and with a short paper split at tail), staple …

  • # 27227


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Torchbearers of Papua

    London : London Missionary Society, [probably between 1950 and 1960]. Duodecimo (158 x 113 mm), original printed buff card wrappers, stitchbound; pp 40, map on inside upper wrapper, line illustrations throughout; a fine copy. A little publication designed to be carried by Papuan members of the LMS, to give them spiritual guidance in the form …

  • # 27241

    KEYSSER, Christian (1877-1961)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ankunft und Anfangseindrücke in Neu-Guinea.

    [=Arrival in and first impressions of New Guinea]. Palmer, Iowa : Missions-Hilfsverein, 1923. Series: Die offene Tür in Neu-Guinea, Nummer 2. Octavo (222 x 147 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (chipped at top corner) with original owner’s name Bodensieck to front, stapled; pp 16, with several full-page photographic illustrations, lower wrapper with map; text in German, …

  • # 27209

    BOCK, Valerie


    London : Leprosy Mission, 1971. Second edition. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp x, 67, b/w photographic illustrations, map; a very good copy. The story of the fight against leprosy in Papua New Guinea. Trove locates 4 copies (NLA; SLNSW; Monash University Library; Lohe Memorial Library)

  • # 27148

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)

    Атлас мира. Австралия и Океания Антарктида / Atlas mira. Avstralii︠a︡ i Okeanii︠a︡ Antarktida

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …

  • # 27414

    WILSON, Natalie (editor)

    Plumes and pearlshells : the art of the New Guinea highlands

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, [2014]. Quarto, illustrated cards, pp. 172, illustrated. New copy. ‘The peoples of the New Guinea highlands are renowned for their spectacular ceremonies, which involve hundreds of dancers festooned with elaborate body adornments, including highly prized Bird of Paradise plumes and the revered kina, or pearlshell. Appreciating the …

  • # 26921

    TINDALE, Norman B.

    Some polychrome incised pottery ware from Mt. Turu, New Guinea.

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1941]. Offprint from Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. VI, no. 4, February 28th, 1941. Small quarto (245 x 185 mm), original printed buff wrappers, pp 357-362, with line-drawn text illustrations plus [2] full-page photographic plates; very short tear at top edges of leaves, else a good copy. A …

  • # 14764

    ADAMS, Tate; SANBERGS, Jan; BUSH, Stephen

    [POSTER]. Africa & Oceania (screenprint and original texta design)

    Melbourne : RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, 1978. Screenprint on paper, 600 x 750 mm (image), lightly creased, showing a Massim canoe splashboard from the Trobriand Islands (south-east of the island of New Guinea), accompanied by the original large format black texta mockup design by Tate Adams for the poster. ‘Designed by Tate Adams and …

  • # 26914

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Papuan Pastor : the story of George Ambo, Auxiliary Bishop of New Guinea.

    [Lae, P.N.G. : Anglican Mission, 1969]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp 27, with b/w photographic illustrations, map; a very good copy. Trove locates four copies (NLA; State Library of Queensland; University of Melbourne Library; St. Mark’s National Theological Centre Library)

  • # 26915

    STONE-WIGG, Montagu, Right Reverend

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] The Papuans : a people of the South Pacific.

    By the Right Rev. Montagu John Stone-Wigg, M.A. (Bishop of New Guinea, 1898-1909). With later additions by the Right Rev. Henry Newton, D.D. (Bishop of New Guinea, 1922- ). Sydney : Australian Board of Missions, 1933. Second edition. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, stapled, slightly worn, pp 76, photographic frontispiece and 3 full-page photographic illustrations, full-page …

  • # 26898

    TENENBAUM, David

    Wendi Choulai

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, c2009. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 141, illustrated. New copy. “Wendi Choulai was an internationally recognised artist/​textile designer from Papua New Guinea who exhibited globally and obtained a Masters in Textile Design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This book is a retrospective of her work and how she reconciled the differences …

  • # 26017

    LAWES, W. G. (William George) (1839-1907)

    [NEW GUINEA] Grammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe, New Guinea. (Author’s presentation copy)

    ; by Rev. W. G. Lawes, with introduction by Rev. Geo. Pratt. Sydney : Charles Potter, Government printer, 1888. Second and revised edition. Octavo, contemporary straight grain navy morocco, upper board lettered in gilt (rebacked and corners strengthened in cloth, endpapers replaced), presentation copy inscribed on the title by W. G. Lawes ‘With the author’s …

  • # 25646

    THOMSON, J. P.

    British New Guinea

    London : George Philip & son; Brisbane : Alexr. Muir & Morcom, 1892. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth over bevelled boards (upper board waterstained), portrait frontispiece, pp. xxviii; 336, black and white plates with tissue guards, engraved illustrations, colour folding map (short tear), wet stamps from the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Victorian Branch), internally clean. Provenance: The …