New Guinea

  • # 29706

    PEKORO, Morea

    [NEW GUINEA] Orokolo genesis : an account of the origin of the world and the people of Niugini as told in Hiri Motu

    / by Morea Pekoro and translated by Elton Brash. Port Moresby : Niugini Press, 1973. Series: Niugini folklore series ; v. 1. Octavo (188 x 130 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 32, with several dramatic full-page line-drawn illustrations; early ownership inscription to title page, a very good copy. Creation myths as told by Morea Pekoro …

  • # 29690

    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 …

  • # 29231

    DAMPIER, William (1651-1715) et al.

    A Collection of Voyages.

    In four volumes. Containing I.  Captain William Dampier’s voyages round the world : describing particularly, the coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. The countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer; giving an account of his …

  • # 23728

    BAUERLEN, William

    The Voyage of the Bonito : an account of the Fly River Expedition to New Guinea.

     / by William Bauerlen, botanist ; delivered as a lecture under the auspices of the Agricultural Society of Shoalhaven. Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers and publishers, Hosking Place (off Pitt Street), 1886. First edition. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (sunned and with light foxing and staining, expert paper conservation to the spine), title …

  • # 29217

    FLIERL, Johann (1858-1947)

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Wie ich Missionar wurde und meinen Weg nach Australien und Deutsch-Neuguinea fand.

    [=How I became a missionary and found my way to Australia and New Guinea]. Neuendettelsau : Verlag des Missionshauses, 1910. Second edition. Series: Neuendettelsau Verlag des Missionshauses Nr. 13. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), original pictorial pink wrappers (a little darkened), stapled; pp 32, with a photographic frontispiece portrait of Flierl; text in German, in …

  • # 29182

    BROWN, Rodger S.; HUNT, Arnold (editor)

    New Guinea Methodism in war and peace : a personal record

    Adelaide : Uniting Church Historical Society (S.A.), 1989. Octavo (210 mm), publisher’s illustrated green wrappers, staple bound; 38 pp, with one map; a fine copy.

  • # 29216


    A guide to newcomers to Papua-New Guinea

    / by A Port Moresby Housewife. [Port Moresby : J. Wyatt, 1957]. Square duodecimo (150 x 120 mm), original printed blue wrappers, staple bound; 35 pp, including advertisements for Burns Philp, Moresby Newsagency, the Horticultural Society of Papua, and Kriewaldt’s Self-Service Store; centre pages have loosened, but otherwise a very good copy. ‘Life in Papua-New …

  • # 29178

    RAINEY, William H.

    Papuan pages : an account of a journey made in Papua-New Guinea in October and November, 1947, by the Rev. W. H. Rainey

    … Commonwealth Secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. [Sydney] : Issued by the Commonwealth Council of the British and Foreign Bible Society (Australia), [1949]. Small octavo (185 mm), original illustrated brown wrappers, staple bound; 82 pp; a fine copy.

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 27696

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

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Taravatu matamata Iesu Keriso ena, ita eda lohiabada bunai ita ihamaurida : Motu gadodia e hahegeregerea.

    [New Testament in the Motu language]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1891. First edition. Small octavo (180 x 110 mm), original blind embossed and gilt-lettered full calf (edges and spine heavily worn), pp 619; endpapers and title page with offsetting at edges, otherwise internally very clean, binding firm; from The Papuan Collection of …

  • # 26005


    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 29117

    ERSKINE, Commodore James E. / DYER, Augustine (photographer)

    Narrative of the Expedition of the Australian Squadron to the South-East Coast of New Guinea, October to December, 1884.

    Bathurst : Robert Brown, 1984. Folio (approx. 425 x 345 mm), blue leather, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, in gilt-lettered slipcase. Facsimile of the 1885 edition which commemorated the raising of the British Flag in Port Moresby in 1884. “The Imperial Government … decided to take steps to establish a Protectorate over that part …

  • # 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 …