Northern Territory

  • # 5159


    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1885

    Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …

  • # 26003


    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 26002


    Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited.

    At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., [1878]. First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …

  • # 26012


    In the track of the native.

    [Sydney] : T. Tennant, 1944. Fourth edition, revised. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers (sunned at top edge), staple bound, 49 pp; an extended photographic essay focusing on the indigenous cultures of northern Australia (Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland) and New Guinea; b/w illustrations throughout reproducing photographs from the author’s own collection …

  • # 25655

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    Ayers Rock. Its people, their beliefs and their art

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965 (1966 reprint). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. xvi; 208, illustrated. A study of the Pitjandjara people of central Australia.

  • # 25819


    Aboriginal Australia

    Canberra : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1992. Illustrated card portfolio (creased) with 12 illustrated booklets on Aboriginal culture, each between 12 – 16 pages: Australian languages Bush food Carving and sculpture Fibrecrafts Hunting and gathering Rock art Tools, weapons and utensils Aboriginal people of New South Wales Aboriginal …

  • # 25403

    COSTELLO, Michael M. J.

    To the Savage Land. The life of John Costello

    Carlisle, W. A. : Hesperian Press, 2002. Octavo, wrappers, pp. 162, illustrated. Fine copy. “In the 1880s John Costello, a pastoralist from Yass who has settled on Coopers Creek, purchased Lake Nash Station. He then opened up the wild country on the Limmen River of the Northern Territory, fighting disease, drought, malaria, hostile natives and …

  • # 25920

    [SERVAL, Arnaud]

    Wati : Les hommes de loi / The law men : collection d’Arnaud Serval

    Tome 1. Paris : Woo Mang, 2002. Oblong quarto (230 x 270 mm), pictorial card covers (corners bumped),130 pp, illustrated throughout with colour plates; with an introduction by Maurice Godelier; parallel text in French and English; a near fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition of Australian Indigenous art from the major private collection of Arnaud …

  • # 26070

    HOLESCH, Denes de

    Paintings by Denes de Holesch

    Melbourne : Georges Gallery, 1945. Exhibition catalogue, single sheet of textured card, folded, punched holes for filing, catalogue of 35 works. Scarce catalogue for the Slovakian born artist, invited to Australia in 1938 to join the Northern Territorial Expedition as official artist.

  • # 25752

    DONALDSON, Mike and KENNEALLY, Kevin (editors)

    Rock art of the Kimberley

    Proceedings of the Kimberley Society Rock Art Seminar held at the University of Western Australia, Perth 10 September, 2005. Perth : Kimberley Society, 2007. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 158, illustrated. Contents : Introduction and overview of Kimberley rocka rt /​ Mike Donaldson Rock art as inspiration for contemporary Aboriginal painting /​ Donny Woolagoodja (with an …

  • # 25751

    Shifting ground

    Alice Springs : Araluen Galleries, [2006]. Exhibition catalogue, folding card, pp. [6], illustrated. Includes the artists Alison Hittmann; Genevieve O’Loughlin and Christopher O’Loughlin; Mervyn Rubuntja; Mike Gillam. Curated by Dan Murphy and Kieren Sanderson.

  • # 25464

    The Franco-British Exhibition : official souvenir

    London : Hudson &​ Kearns, [1908]. Oblong quarto (215 x 275 mm), original printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, staple bound, pp [2], [28], all full-page b/w photographic plates with captions beneath; includes a view of the Australia Pavilion; top edges a little dog-eared, tiny chip at fore-edge of some leaves, but otherwise …

  • # 25730

    McCARTHY, Frederick D.

    Australian Aboriginal rock art

    Sydney : Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1962. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp 72. Illustrated throughout with colour and photographic plates; a fine copy.

  • # 25659

    GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan

    Bitter fruit : Australian photographs to 1963

    Melbourne : Michael Graham-Stewart, 2017. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, 280 pp, illustrated in colour throughout with hundreds of photographs documenting the collision of Indigenous Australian and European cultures; the photographs, ranging in date from the 1850s to the 1960s and taken in every region of Australia, represent some …

  • # 25247

    HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN

    [PINTUPI LANGUAGE] Mutikayi yirupulayi pankara yutirinytjaku

    Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …

  • # 25226

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …