Northern Territory

  • # 24044


    Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef North Australia and New Guinea.

    Chatswood, NSW : Thomas Tennant, [c.1940]. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing and some pale foxing to lower wrapper), staple bound, pp 50, b/w photographic illustrations of marine life and native fauna throughout, with full page illustrations on inside wrappers; a couple of leaves with toning, else internally very …

  • # 23516

    FOELSCHE, Paul (1831-1914)

    William Drogo, 7th Duke of Manchester, on Glencoe Station, Northern Territory, 1884.

    Albumen print photograph, 143 x 205 mm, laid down on its original 19th century travel album page, contemporary caption in ink to mount: ‘William Drogo, 7th Duke of Manchester, on the Glencoe Run, Northern Territory, Australia’; The only example of this important image recorded in Australian collections is one held in the Northern Territory Library, …

  • # 23919


    W. &​ A.K. Johnstons’ map of New Guinea.

    Also titled: New Guinea or Papua. Edinburgh : W. &​ A.K. Johnston, [c.1885]; Folding lithographed map with coloured outlines, dissected and laid on linen, 240 x 310 mm (sheet 320 x 400 mm), housed in the original blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped title to front, original owner’s name ‘Marryat’ to inside front board; a fine example; from …

  • # 24386

    STROCCHI, Maria

    Ikuntji Tjuta : touring

    curated by Marina Strocchi for Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery. Campbelltown, NSW : Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, 1999 .Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28, illustrated. The exhibition is a selection of paintings by artists from the Ikuntji Women’s Centre at Haasts Bluff; artists include Alice Nampitjinpa, Narputta Nangala and Eunice Napanangka

  • # 24395

    OLIVA, Achille Bonito


    Milano, Italy : Electa, 2001. Square quarto (275 x 225 mm), pictorial wrappers, 110 pp, illustrated in colour. Text in Italian and English. An as new copy. Catalogue for an exhibition of contemporary Central and Western Desert paintings and Arnhem Land sculpture, held at the Palazzo Bricherasi, Turin, Italy.

  • # 24385

    CARUANA, Wally and LENDON, Nigel (eds.)

    The painters of the Wagilag sisters story, 1937 – 1997

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 174, illustrated. Exhibition of Aboriginal art and artists (Wally Caruana, Albert Djiwada, Nigel Lendon and Djon Mundine) from central and north eastern Arnhem Land, specifically concerning the creation story of the Wagilag sisters.

  • # 23857

    HAMBY, Louise

    Twined together : kunmadj njalehnjaleken

    Gunbalanya, N.T. : Injalak Arts and Crafts, 2005. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards in dustjacket, pp. xxiii; 256, extensively illustrated. This book is a guide for those with artistic, anthropological, linguistic, historical and fibre interests, providing insight into the previously unexplored complexities of fibre art from the region. Photographic essays feature collection, preparation, making and special …

  • # 24185

    MACDONALD, Alexander (1878-1939)

    In the land of pearl and gold : a pioneer’s wanderings in the backblocks and pearling grounds of Australia and New Guinea

    London : Blackie, 1907. First edition.  Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine faded), top edge gilt, a blank preliminary removed, frontispiece, pp. viii; [iv]; 318, occasional scattered foxing, else very good. The author’s adventures mining and pearling in Australia and New Guinea. Includes extensive racist commentary on indigenous Australians in central and northern Australia as well as …

  • # 24265

    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 …

  • # 23858

    BRANDL, Eric Joseph

    Australian Aboriginal paintings in western and central Arnhem Land : temporal sequences and elements of style in Cadell River and Deaf Adder Creek art

    Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1973. Folio, boards (lower edge silverfished) in dustjacket (lightly foxed), pp. 214, extensively illustrated. First edition. Summary (as per Trove) : p.1-36; Brief outline of country in Deaf Adder Creek &​ Cadell River area, first alien contacts, rock art as records of the past (present impossibility of dating), …

  • # 23777


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 3162, auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; a very good copy.

  • # 23776


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 25 July 2005.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2005. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 272, auction catalogue with 306 lots, all illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; includes index of artists; a very good copy.

  • # 23392

    MORPHY, Howard; JONES, Rhys

    Eastern Arnhem Land Aboriginals today

    Sydney : Aboriginal Arts &​ Crafts, 1978. Kit comprising the following: 2 sound cassettes, 84 colour transparency slides, map (690 x 360 mm); lacks the 48 page booklet, otherwise complete and in good condition. The only complete examples of this important educational kit recorded in Australian collections are held by AIATSIS and the National Museum of …

  • # 23412

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Quarterly Magazine dealing with National Interests from the Outbacker’s Point of View. Volume 1, nos. 1-3.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1913-14. Vol. 1, no. 1, November 1913; vol. 1, no. 2, March 1914; vol. 1, no. 3, June 1914. Three individual issues, octavo, original pictorial wrappers (mild sunning and foxing), illustrated with photographic plates, maps; in good condition with occasional marginalia and some light …

  • # 23484

    Alice Springs … colourful Central Australia

    [Cover title: Alice Springs, Northern Territory]. Payneham, S. A. : C. A. Pitt Ltd., circa 1960. Quarto, diecut wrappers, pp. [12], illustrated in colour and black and white. Includes an image of the Flynn Memorial Church, whose foundation stone was laid in 1956.

  • # 23476

    LEWIS, Darrell

    A shared history : Aborigines and white Australians in the Victoria River district, Northern Territory

    Darwin : Timber Creek Community Government Council, 1997. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 74, illustrated throughout with nineteenth and twentieth century historical photographs of indigenous Australians. A fine copy.