Northern Territory

  • # 14870

    [NAMATJIRA]. The Alice : centre of the outback

    [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. The wrapper features an art gallery …

  • # 31636

    ARNOLD, Jeanne; PHILIP, Barbara; BURRAWANA, Djikundurru

    Nambara art

    Nhulunbuy, N.T. : Nambara Arts and Crafts, 1990. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. 30, illustrated. Indigenous art from Arnhem Land.

  • # 31560

    HOLMES, Sandra Le Brun

    Yirawala : painter of the dreaming

    Sydney : Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. “Brief outline of Aboriginal life at Croker Island; author’s involvement with Yirawala; disagreements with Methodist Overseas Missions over control of painting sales; author’s journey to visit and film cave paintings with artist; brief overviews of some myths; tour of southern …

  • # 31526


    Desert Mob 2006. Recent works from Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia

    [Alice Springs] : Desert Mob, 2006. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrated, 10 page catalogue with prices loosely inserted.

  • # 31506

    WEIGHT, Greg and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Artists of the Western Desert : 2006 – 2011 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, blind embossed ochre cloth in cloth slipcase with draw ribbon, pp. 199, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition limited to only 50 copies, specially bound, with an original signed etching by Mrs Bennett (Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa), numbered in an edition of 50 and signed with her monogram ‘X’. A book of portrait …

  • # 30974

    The Commonwealth of Australia. Inaugural Celebrations at Sydney 1901. The Government of New South Wales requests the honor of your presence at a Pyrotechnical Illumination of Sydney Harbour on the 4th January 1901.

    [Sydney : Government printer, 1900]. Chromolithograph printed on white card, 137 x 226 mm; illustrated with a view of a ship passing through Sydney Heads, flanked by the coats of arms and flags of The Commonwealth of Australia and Great Britain; the invitee is not named, the word ‘your’ being supplied in manuscript; residual old …

  • # 31453

    Crossing country: The alchemy of western Arnhem Land art

    Sydney : Art Gallery New South Wales, 2004. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, pp 240. Fully illustrated exhibition monograph of pieces from indigenous artists of Arnhem Land, including Paddy Compass Namatbara, Yirawala, Peter Marralwanga, Jimmy Njiminjuma, John Mawurndjul and Ivan Mamirrkki.

  • # 31321

    [NAMATJIRA, Albert]

    Tourist brochure for ‘Albert Namatjira’s own country’

    Alice Springs : Trailway Tours, circa 1960. Narrow folio, tourist brochure, pp. [6], creases and short tears, reproductions of Namatjira paintings, portraits of Namatjira and Frank Clune, photographs of areas often painted by Namatjira, including Ormiston Gorge, Finke Gorge, Standley Chasm, etc. Tour cost £24 for the four days. Rare brochure demonstrating the fame Namatjira …

  • # 31364

    NORTON, Frank

    Aboriginal art

    [Perth, W.A.] : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1985. Second edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (label mark), pp. 66, illustrated. Documents works collected by Mountford from the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land 1948; works from Western Australia; Port Keats; Bathurst & Melville Islands; Croker and Goulburn Islands, Oenpelli; Maningrida; Milingimbi & Elcho Islands, Yirrakala; and …

  • # 31357

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (very slightly sunned on spine), pp. 71, illustrated. A fine copy The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes 24 illustrated works by Old Walter Tjampatjimpa, Johnny Warrangula Tjaparula, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamara, Old Tutuma Tjapangati, Old Mick …

  • # 31278

    BARDON, Geoffrey and BARDON, James.

    Papunya : a place made after the story. The beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2004 (2006 reprint). Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 527, extensively illustrated. A significant monograph on the foundations of the contemporary indigenous Australian art movement.

  • # 31201


    Desert Mob 2012

    [Alice Springs] : Desert Mob, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, illustrated, 14 page catalogue with prices loosely inserted.

  • # 31004

    EDWARDS, Robert

    Australian Aboriginal art : the art of the Alligator Rivers region, Northern Territory

    Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1979. Second edition. Small quarto, publisher’s orange cloth over boards with spine lettered in white, in pictorial dust jacket, pp [xii], 202; illustrated with 45 photographic plates (17 colour), 2 full-page maps; bibliography; a few insignificant spots of foxing on the inside of the dust jacket and the …

  • # 30634

    DUTTON, Henry Hampden (1879 - 1932)

    Across Australia by motor (Geoffrey Dutton’s copy)

    [Adelaide : J. L. Bonython & Co., printers, 1909]. Oblong duodecimo, lettered green wrappers, slight wear to the yapp edges, folding map, 51 photographic plates, a fine copy. The first crossing of the Australian continent by motor car. The remarkable suite of photographs show their open roofed vehicle traversing the most treacherous of terrain, the …

  • # 30835


    Australia : general information

    Melbourne : Australian National Travel Association (Printed at The Specialty Press), March 1939. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers with designs by James Northfield (the lower wrapper features his bird’s-eye view of Sydney Harbour including the Bridge), staple bound, 20 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations throughout, double-page colour map at centre showing shipping routes to Australia …

  • # 30288

    QUILTY, Thomas John "Tom" (1887-1979)

    The Drover’s Cook and other verses. (With an inscribed dedication by the poet)

    / by Tom Quilty. Published to benefit the Australian Inland Mission and Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sydney : Printed and published for the author by Bridge Printery Pty. Ltd., 1963. Third impression, with additions. Small octavo (190 mm), original gilt lettered and decorated red cloth over grey papered boards lettered in gilt (scattered stains), inscribed …