STOKES, John Lort (1811-1885)
Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley’s visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.
London : T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, thick octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards, spines (a little faded) with gilt lettering and gilt kangaroo and emu vignettes; hinges expertly strengthened; pp xv, 521 ; x, 543; with 8 folding engraved maps (6 in endpockets) and 26 plates (15 engraved, 11 lithographed) depicting …
BERNDT, R.M. & BERNDT, C.H. (eds.)
Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965. First edition. Thick octavo, publisher’s black cloth in dust jacket (a little rubbed along spine), pp xiv, 452, photographic plates, maps, music notation; a fine copy. Includes essays on archaeology (Frederick McCarthy); language (A. Capell); totemsim (W.E.H. Stanner); women and the “secret life” (Catherine H. Berndt); law and order …
BASEDOW, Herbert (1881-1933)
Adelaide : F.W. Preece and Sons, 1929. Second impression. Thick octavo, publisher’s blue cloth, upper board with gilt-stamped device depicting Wandjina spirit, spine lettered in gilt (a trifle sunned), front hinge cracked, front pastedown with bookplate of John Calaby, colour fronrispiece plate, pp xx, 422, illustrated with 55 photographic plates and line drawings in the …
Eaglehawk and crow : a study of the Australian Aborigines, including an inquiry into their origin and a survey of Australian languages.
London : David Nutt ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt lettered maroon cloth boards (upper board with tiny mark, else very clean and bright), bookplates to front pastedown and front free-endpaper, xvi, 288 pp, illustrated with  leaves of plates (1 folding linguistic map); uncut, a fine copy. …
SPENCER, Baldwin (1860-1929)
London : Macmillan and Co., 1928. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettered spines, in the original dust jackets (original bookseller Angus & Robertson’s labels to spines, some very mild edge wear, volume 2 with a tint amount of silverfishing to fore-edge), top edges gilt, volume I pp xxviii, 456; …
FAVENC, Ernest (1845-1908)
Sydney : The Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1893. “Bulletin Series, no. 3”. Octavo, later green cloth binding, spine with title in gilt on contrasting black morocco previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, bound without the original wrappers and the final advertisement leaf, pp. 139; occasional handling marks and light foxing. Stories inspired by explorer, journalist and …
London : Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1926. Second edition. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth (rubbed and worn), in the scarce dust jacket (loss at corners, vertical creases to front panel and spine), front pastedown with original owner’s inscription and laters owner’s ex libris, edges uncut, pp. 331, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates (several with tape …
LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas (1860-1933)
A group of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.
Five photographs on early printing out paper, each approximately 100 x 145 mm, unmounted; all are outdoor shots of Aboriginal subjects (four with the photographer’s pencilled caption verso); sourced with a group of Lingwood Smith portrait photographs of South and Central Australian Aborigines in identical format, inscribed in the same hand and bearing contemporary captions in ink ‘South …
GRAHAM-STEWART, Michael; McWHANNELL, Francis; DICKSON, Jonathan
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 …
NOLAN, Cynthia (1908-1976); NOLAN, Sidney (1917-1992) (illustrator)
London : Methuen, 1962. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards in Sidney Nolan dust jacket (worn at head of spine), pp 222, with illustrations by Sidney Nolan and numerous photographic plates; a near fine copy. Memoir of the Nolans’ journey through outback New South Wales, Central Australia, South Australia and Western Australia.
BERNDT, Ronald M. (1916-1990)
New York : International Universities Press [but colophon states The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne], 1951. First edition. Octavo, green cloth with black lettering to spine, in dust jacket (torn at front upper corner, chipped at head and tail of spine), endpaper maps (offsetting front and rear), 223 pp, illustrated with photographic plates; a near fine copy. …
MITCHELL, S. R.
Reprinted from Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne. No. 21. Issued 6th August, 1957. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 65 – 71, diagrams.
ROBINSON, Roland (1912-1992)
Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1970. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth boards in dust jacket, front pastedown with later ex libris, 80 pp; a fine copy. A collection of poems based on Australia Aboriginal legends. Some are translated from Indigenous languages, and were collected by Robinson in Central Australia, Arnhem Land, South Australia, …
MOLL, Ernest G. (1900-1997)
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1962. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s orange cloth boards in dust jacket, later ex libris to front pastedown, pp 63, , with 7 full-page illustrations by David McCosh; pages 55-58 loose (binder’s flaw); else a near fine copy. Born in Victoria and educated in Melbourne and at Harvard, Moll was professor …
MOUNTFORD, Charles Pearcy (1890-1977)
Adelaide : Rigby, 1976. First edition. Quarto, burgundy cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket (spine sunned, as is common, and with a couple of short tears at head), 628 pp, 1 folding plate, 12 leaves of colour plates, b/w illustrations and plates throughout, map; includes the loosely inserted cautionary note (100 x 200 mm) to …
Melbourne : Craftsman House, 2006. Square octavo, white boards with lettering in blind, pictorial wrappers, pp 86. Illustrated exhibition monograph exploration the notion of Yilpinji, the ceremonies and arts of love as practiced by the Warlpiri and Kukatja people of the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.
LINGWOOD SMITH, William Thomas, 1860-1933
An important archive of photographs of Aboriginal subjects by police photographer W.T. Lingwood Smith, South Australia and Central Australia, circa 1900.
William Thomas Lingwood Smith was a Detective Photographer in the South Australian Police Force from 1888 until his retirement in 1922. As early as 1894 he also pioneered fingerprinting in Australia, becoming an expert in the Criminal Investigation Branch of the South Australian Police Department. The quality of his little-known, non-commercial photographic portraits of indigenous people …
New York : Arbuckle Bros., [copyright 1889]. Trade card, 68 x 138 mm, recto with chromolithographed design incorporating map of australia and images of kangaroo, black swan, gold miner and sheep; verso with information about Arbuckle Bros’ coffee; in very good condition. The map lists some places which today may seem obscure, but which around …
GRAD, Charles [STUART, John McDouall, 1815-1866]
pp 39-76 in: Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie, de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie. 6e. séries, 8e. année, Juillet 1862. Paris : Arthus Bertrand, 1862. Octavo, original printed wrappers; pp 1-128, folding map of de Bono’s expedition on the White Nile at rear; a near fine copy. An abridged account of Stuart’s expedition of March-August …
MARSH, S[tephen] H[ale] (1805 1888)
[SHEET MUSIC] Dr. Leichhardt’s March, for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his Expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. March.
London : T. Boosey & Co., [circa 1846]. Folio, lithographed title page [verso blank] with a scene of the expedition drawn by W. Boosey, slip cancel “for the piano” replacing “for the harp” (as in other copies); pp [1 blank], 2-5, [1 blank]; four leaves in total; occasional foxing, paper spine; a very good copy of this …
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 67 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with a contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Costume of the diggers in P.D. All the gentlemen dress just like they do in Melbourne. Mr. Solomon’, and dated in pencil in the same hand ‘September 19th 1875’; the albumen print has lost some contrast …
DAILY MAIL NEWSPAPER (Staff photographer)
Press photograph, printing out paper, glossy print, 215 x 165 mm, verso with a Daily Mail (U.K.) journalist’s typed description of the photograph pasted down, accompanied by what are evidently contemporary annotations made by an unidentified American newspaper’s editorial staff, including the word ‘Negroes’, and the newspaper’s date stamp of ‘Jun 21 1930’; the print has a light …
Jilamara Arts and Crafts
Melville Island, Northern Territory : Jilamara Arts and Crafts, 2004. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (stickers on lower wrapper), pp 40. Text in English and German.
Darwin : J. Wingham, [c.1929]. Oblong octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (front with a small stain and mild corner crease) with original wool ties, Foreword on inside front wrapper,  pp of photographic plates with printed captions; a near fine copy. The first eight plates in this self-published photographic essay on the indigenous culture and customs of Arnhem Land …
Gelatin silver photograph, 88 x 142 mm, manuscript caption in the negative ‘Group of natives at Alice Springs’, verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘Wild blacks in paints ready for Corroboree, Central Aust.’; mild vertical creases at left and right edges, otherwise very good.
WHITE, Samuel Albert (1870-1954)
A highly important record of early European contact with the Yankunytjatjara people. Eight gelatin silver print photographs, each 100 x 127 mm, unmounted; versos with the photographer's pencilled captions and sequence numbers; all of the prints are in fine condition. Although principally an ornithologist, by the early 1900s Adelaide-born Samuel White 'had earned a reputation …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
Adelaide : Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Working Party of South Australia, 1978. Folio, pcloth backed printed wrappers, 130 pp,  leaves of maps; a very good copy.
[Melbourne : The author, 1974?]. Quarto, 5 pp, stapled, roneo printed; mild horizontal crease, but a good copy. Questions prepared by the author, Andrew Markus, to aid interpretation of his book From the barrel of a gun : the oppression of the Aborigines, 1860-1900 (West Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Historical Association, 1974), which focuses on conflict between …
PITTOCK, A. Barrie
Melbourne : Aboriginal Affairs Dept. of the Australian Union of Students, National Tribal Council, Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1971. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked and creased), 28 pp, illustrated.
SPENCER, Baldwin, Sir (1860-1929)
Cover: Hobart-Melbourne Meeting, January, 1921 … Reprinted from Report of the Fifteenth Meeting of the A.A.A.S., held in Melbourne, 10th January, 1921. Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1921. Octavo, printed grey wrappers, pp 37, ; maps and tables; a very good copy. Transcript of Sir Baldwin Spencer’s lecture on the cultural anthropology of …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
[Cover title]. Alice Springs, N.T. : Northern Territory Administration, 1972. Large octavo, publisher's pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with street map), staple bound, 20 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. A guide for prospective residents, including sections on Aborigines; flora and faunahousing; employment; education; churches; community activities, etc.
[Darwin] Palmerston Printers, . Octavo, illustrated wrappers (sunned; light vertical crease); 36 pp, illustrations, maps. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Northern Territory Library)
AUSTRALIA. CITIES COMMISSION; AGIUS, McNALLY, HOLMWOOD
Milsons Point, N.S.W. : Agius, McNally, Holmwood, 1975. Large quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, colour illustrations and maps; a very good copy. A condensed version of the detailed report by Hanson & Todd.
RYAN, Judith; BATTY, Philip
Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2011. Quarto, illustrated stiff wrappers, pp xvi, 312, richly illustrated in colour, map; a fine copy. Superb catalogue which accompanied an exhibition presented by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with the Papunya Tula Artists.
Black and white photograph on printing out paper, 85 x 135 mm, handwritten caption in the negative 'The Meat Works, Myilly Point & Point Emery, Darwin'; fine condition.
Black and white photograph on printing out paper, 85 x 135 mm, handwritten caption in the negative 'A Fine Pair, Daly River'; fine condition.
Black and white photograph on glossy printing out paper, 90 x 140 mm, handwritten caption in negative 'Meridian ant hills'; verso wet stamped 'Jack Buscall, Darwin, N.A. [i.e. Northern Australia]'; in fine condition. Photographs taken by Jack Buscall are held in the collections of the National Library of Australia and the Northern Territory Library.
ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian
[North Sydney] : Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Pty. Ltd., with assistance from the Aboriginal Arts Board and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, [c.1975-79]. Complete set of 10 pamphlets, nos. 1 – 10, each a single sheet folding to 220 x 105 mm, each with 8 pp, illustrations in colour and black and white, and a …
MORPHY, Howard; JONES, Rhys
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 …
JENKINS, John Greeley (1851-1923)
as announced by the Premier and Minister controlling the Northern Territory. Adelaide : J. L. Bonython & Co., 1904. Tall octavo pamphlet, original printed orange wrappers, staple bound, 11 pp, a fine copy.
CARROLL, H. S.
Together with map of South Australia indicating roads, distances, relative position of counties &c., &c. Showing — All Boroughs, Post-towns, Villages, Hamlets, Road Boards, Roads, Railways, Rivers, Lakes, Creeks, Mountains, Stations, the Area of County and Station, (the Names, Occupiers, Grazing capabilities and Area of each), the Population of each Town in the Colony, Height …
LEWIS, Darrell; ROSE, Deborah Bird
Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1988. Series: AIATSIS report series 1030-6544. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (mild corner creasing), 79 pp, illustrated; includes bibliography.
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens., [c.1934]. Octavo, green cloth boards, 107 pp, lacking dust jacket and title page. A later edition, telling the story of a young indigenous girl at a Northern Territory homestead with photographic plates throughout. An important presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “I inscribe this book for the Hermannsburg Mission Appeal …
LONG, W. Arnold
/ The story of a blind Australian Aboriginal who was a Missionary to his own people. Sydney : Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, . Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 57, photographic illustrations, map; title page with short tear at top corner, else a very good copy.
SPENCER, Baldwin; GILLEN, F.J.
London : Macmillan and Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo, gilt decorated cloth boards (rubbed and marked), endpaper with bookplate, inscription, and pencil notes 784 pp. An important anthropological and ethnographical publication surveying the Indigenous Australian tribes of what is now the Northern Territory, with a wealth of observations on the culture, art, and traditions of …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
: showing the districts in Annam and Tonquin which France proposes to annex and to place under a Protectorate, the portion of New Guinea proposed to be acquired by Queensland, and the districts affected by the volcanic eruptions in Java. London : Letts Son & Co. Ltd., 1883 [issued as a supplement to The Graphic, …