Northern Territory

  • # 44020


    Sheraton Ayers Rock Hotel Aboriginal Art Collection

    Yulara [N.T.] : Sheraton Ayers Rock, c. 1990. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [32], illustrated. Includes works by Michael Snape, David Milabuma, Djawida, Turkey Tolson, Jeff Dorring, Kitty Mantilla, Yirrkala, Milton Moon, and others. Scarce.

  • # 42511

    McTAGGART, Patricia Marrfurra et al.

    Ngan’gikurunggurr and Ngen’giwumirri plants and animals : Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from the Moyle River area, north Australia

    By Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart AM, Molly Yawalminy, Mercia Wawul, Kitty Kamarrama, Catherine Bamulying Ariuu, Topsy Kumunerrin, Mabel Kanintyanyu, Topsy Waya, Mary Kannyi, Harold Adya, Leo Tjifisha and Glenn Wightman. Naulyu (Daly River), NT : Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation ; Palmerston, NT : Department of Land Resource Management, 2014. Octavo, illustrated gatefold wrappers, …

  • # 43600

    REID, Hughie

    Group of Arabana men dressed for corroboree. Peake Creek, Far North South Australia, 1902.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print photograph, cabinet card format, 120 x 165 mm (mount); verso inscribed in ink: ‘Dicker / Blacks in Corroboree Dress, taken by Hughie Reid at Peake Creek, Far North, 1902‘; despite the fact it was not taken by a professional photographer, this is a very sharp print; it has a few …

  • # 39542

    DRYSDALE, Russell (1912 - 1981)

    Western Desert

    Watercolour, pen and ink on paper, watermarked Canson France, 145 x 225 mm (image), 162 x 248 mm (paper), titled and signed lower right, framed (framed size 465 x 525 mm). In this small gem of a painting, Drysdale effectively captures the expansive inland landscape, sparsely populated with the occasional rocky outcrop or patch of …

  • # 42483

    MINUTJUKUR, Alec; KIRKE, Brian (translator)

    [PITJANTJATJARA LANGUAGE] Tjukurpa wati kutjutja : A story about a man

    Alice Springs, NT : Institute for Aboriginal Development, 1975. Series: A Pitjantjatjara Book, Book Seven. Quarto (260 x 205 mm), publisher’s cloth-backed printed wrappers (upper wrapper with previous owner’s name, and name of co-translator struck out, presumably by the publisher; spot of insect damage at head of spine); 42 pp. parallel text in Pitjantjatjara and …

  • # 18614

    山田申太郎 (Yamada Shintarō) & 高原徹也 (Takahara Tetsuya), edited by 日原昌造 (Hihara Shōzō).

    [MAPS] 万国地誌略諳射訳図 (萬國地誌略諳射譯圖)(萬國地誌畧諳射譯圖) [Bankoku Chishiryaku Ansha Yakuzu]

    Complete set of 6 copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring. Maps 1-4 published by 岡安慶介 (Okayasu Keisuke) [1878] (Meiji 11); Maps 5 & 6 published by 桑原伊之助 (Kuwabara Inosuke) [1880] (Meiji 13). 1. Asia, the Middle East, and Russia east of the Urals (340 x 400 mm); 2. Africa (310 x 260 mm); 3. Europe, with Russia …

  • # 41677

    MALBUNKA [MALBANGKA], Maxina [and] ELATJIA, Milton

    A drawing and two letters written in Western Arrernte by children from the Finke River Mission at Hermannsburg, 1942-44.

    I. Maxina Malbunka (Malbangka). Letter in Western Arrernte. Manuscript in ink on recto of quarto sheet of ruled paper (240 x 195 mm); dated at Hermannsburg via Alice Springs, 11 July 1942; addressed to ‘My friend Gordon’ and signed at the foot ‘Maxina’; written double-spaced, with a typed English translation on the intervening lines; original …

  • # 40125

    Photographer unknown.

    Larrakia children posing on the branches of a dead tree, Port Darwin, circa 1920.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 90 x 140 mm; verso inscribed in pencil ‘Port Darwin’; fine condition, unmounted. In spite of the fact that Port Darwin had officially became known as Darwin in 1911, we believe this photograph was taken by a visitor with a personal camera around 1920; they simply used the old nomenclature in …

  • # 41554

    LISTNER, Carl & GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich

    En utvandrares äfventyr samt efter skeppsbrottet. Två berättelser från Australien.

    Öfversättning. [=An emigrant’s adventure and After the shipwreck. Two stories from Australia. Translation]. Stockholm : S. Flodins boktryckeri, 1873. Small octavo (183 x 120 mm), contemporary marbled papered boards, black leather spine repaired with black tape; pp. [4], 95; text in Swedish (translated from the German); inner hinges a little weak, front pastedown with mark caused …

  • # 41586

    SCHERER, P. A. (Philipp A.)

    [HERMANNSBURG] Venture of faith : an epic in Australian missionary history

    Adelaide : Lutheran Publishing House, 1975. Reprint of the second edition. Octavo(208 mm), pictorial wrappers; pp vi, 89; with numerous b/w photographic illustrations, folding map at rear; a fine copy. The story of the founding of the Lutheran mission to the Arrernte people at Hermannsburg on the Finke River. ‘Summary: Account of first journey from Bethany …

  • # 40629

    ALBRECHT, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1894-1984.

    Albert Namatjira : native artist /​ by F.W. Albrecht. Superintendent of the Finke River Mission, Hermannsburg, Central Australia

    [Hermannsburg, N.T. : Finke River Mission, 1950]. Octavo, wrappers illustrated front and back (very lightly creased), stapled, [7] pp. Scarce. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Australian Lutheran College; Flinders University Theological Library; National Library of Australia; National Museum of Australia Library; Macquarie University Library; Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. Peter Spillett Library).

  • # 40193

    WANTRUP, Jonathan

    Australian Rare Books 1788 – 1900

    Melbourne : Australian Book Auctions, 2023. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Two volumes, 255 x 180 mm, bound in dark green buckram, lettered in gilt, with colour pictorial dustwrappers, pp. 1400, 148 illustrations (43 in colour), glossary of book collecting terms, historical price estimates, indices of persons and titles. Printed and bound in Australia on …

  • # 29462

    LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (1813-1848)

    Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845.

    London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, bound in period style with half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. xx, 544, 8 (publisher’s advertisements); frontispiece and [6] aquatint plates (1 folding), internally clean; with the rare separately issued, hand-coloured map on three sheets (as issued: …

  • # 40120


    Mossgreen Auctions. The Tony Norton & Jann Williams Collection of Australia Indigenous Fine Art. Melbourne, Monday 4 April 2016.

    Melbourne : Mossgreen, 2016. Auction catalogue. Small square quarto (240 x 240 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp. 112, with 100 lots, all illustrated in colour, and index of artists; includes paintings by Paddy Bedford, Spinifex Artists, and major Central and Western Desert artists; an excellent copy.

  • # 40152

    OLIVA, Achille Bonito; GREEN, Charles; PIZZI, Gabrielle

    Aborigena : arte australiana contemporanea

    Milano : Electa, 2001. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto (280 x 250 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers; pp. 110, all works illustrated in colour; essays by Achille Bonito Oliva, Charles Green, and Gabrielle Pizzi; text in Italian and English; an excellent copy. Catalogue produced for the exhibition Aborigena : arte australiana contemporanea, featuring works by major Central and …

  • # 40088

    WEST, Margie (curator)

    ReCoil: change & exchange in coiled fibre art : Artback Northern Territory Arts touring exhibition 2007.

    Darwin, NT : Artback Northern Territory Arts Touring, 2007. Large quarto (275 x 225 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp. ii, 107, colour illustrations throughout, map; foreword by Louise Partos; introduction by Louise Hamby; essays by Margie West, Thisbe Purich, plus a series of studies on individual fibre artists; a fine copy of a scholarly and …