New Guinea

  • # 25396

    CORFIELD, Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie), 1880-1966

    [NEW GUINEA] An archive of photographs documenting the Wesleyan Mission on Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, 1905-08.

    Private photograph album (disbound), comprising sixty-five silver bromide prints, most 150 x 105 mm (portrait format) or 105 x 150 mm (landscape format), a few smaller at 80 x 100 mm (landscape), all laid down recto and verso of 24 original album pages of thickish board (190 x 240 mm); the mounts with manuscript captions …

  • # 28220

    British and Foreign Bible Society.

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Buki tabu ʿena Dobu

    [=The Bible in Dobu]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1957. Octavo (190 x 140 mm), original black cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt, edges stained red, pp 887 (Old Testament), 206 (New Testament); a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Dobu (or …

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 27684

    GAGARI, Lenard Murry; WILLISON, Peter; WILLISON, Mary; LARSEN, Bud; LARSEN, Marlys (eds.)

    [NEW GUINEA] Orokaiva donda : ta hihi book / Orokaiva culture book.

    Edited by Lenard Murry Gagari, Peter & Mary Willison, Bud & Marlys Larsen. Translated into English by James Jeva. Art work by Bud & Tim Larsen. Diglot edition in Orokaiva and English. Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1990. Square octavo (205 x 170 mm), cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers; 89 pp, with line-drawn …

  • # 27750

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ata bada Iesu Keriso ana parivainota vouna : riwa mai Wedau.

    [=The New Testament in Wedau]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1927. First edition. Small octavo (162 x 111 mm), black roan with gilt lettering to spine; pp 465; boards slightly canted, preliminaries with pale foxing, otherwise very clean throughout; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to …

  • # 27751

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ane : hymn book in the Motu language of Papua

    Rabaul, New Britain, Territory of New Guinea : Methodist Mission Press, 1960. Octavo (210 x 135 mm), original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (sunned), pp 80, [3 index]; a good, clean copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Motu (sometimes called Pure Motu or True Motu to …

  • # 27986

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Ane : hymn book in the Motu language of Papua

    Port Moresby, PNG : Reprinted by Hebamo Press, 1979. Octavo (200 x 135 mm), textured stiff orange wrappers lettered in black, pp 80, [3 indiex]; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the verso of the title page. Reprint of the earlier editions of 1948 and 1960 which …

  • # 27694

    WOLF, Franziskus, S.V.D. (1876-1944)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Katekismo.

    Alexishafen [Trust Territory of New Guinea] : Franciscus Wolf, 16 August 1934. Duodecimo (155 x 103 mm), original black-lettered textured paper wrappers with paper spine (remains of old label to upper wrapper); 36 pp; text in Tok Pisin (Pidgin); very clean, a good copy. The Roman Catholic catechism in Tok Pisin. Rare local imprint of …

  • # 27806

    SINCLAIR, James

    The arts of Papua New Guinea

    Port Moresby : Robert Brown and Associated, 1977. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. [40], illustrated.

  • # 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)