Northern Territory

  • # 23110


    Dot and circle : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. (Signed copy)

    A loan exhibition from the Flinders University of South Australia, first shown at the RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 16th April-3rd May, 1985. Melbourne : Communication Services Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1986. ‘Publication edited, produced and designed co-operatively by Janet Maughan in Adelaide and Jenny Zimmer in Melbourne.’ Quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 208 pp, …

  • # 22722

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Streets of Papunya : the re-invention of Papunya painting

    Sydney : New South Books, 2015. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 238, illustrated. Some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya Tula artists of the 1970s, the founding fathers of the desert art movement. Streets of Papunya is the story of the women painters of Papunya today, rising stars …

  • # 22975

    SAINI, Balwant and JOYCE, Ray

    The Australian house. Homes of the tropical north

    Sydney : Lansdowne Press, 1982. 1986 reprint. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp.128, illustrated, bookplate to endpaper, light foxing to preliminaries. Architecture found in Northern Australia.

  • # 20782

    BAILEY, Nathan; [LEICHHARDT, Ludwig, 1813-c.1848]

    [LUDWIG LEICHHARDT] The universal etymological English dictionary:

    … The second edition, with many additions. London : Thomas Cox, 1731. Thick octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (a little worn), the personal copy of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, his ownership signature in ink ‘L. Leichhardt’ on a binder’s blank at the rear; front free-endpaper with later ownership inscription of Thomas Hughes …

  • # 22526

    GRANVILLE, Austyn (1854-1922)

    The fallen race

    / With an introduction by Opie Read. New York : F. T. Neely, 1892. Octavo, gilt-titled two-tone cloth (edges worn, spine chipped at head and foot), patterned endpapers (name erased from front free endpaper), pp 352 (small nick to pp 15-16), illustrated with five plates, internally clean and overall a very good copy. One of …

  • # 21188

    "EASTERLEY, Robert and WILBRAHAM, John" (pseud.); [POTTER, Robert, 1831-1908]

    The germ growers

    Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1892. Octavo, gilt-lettered pebbled cloth over bevelled boards (light edge wear, faint library markings to spine), patterned endpapers, pp vi, 274; contents clean. One of the first Australian works of science fiction, and one of the earliest works to postulate an alien invasion of Earth, published six years prior …

  • # 22319


    The Northern Territory

    Canberra : A. J. Arthur, 1961. Octavo, illustrated self wrappers, pp. 8, illustrated. Includes a section discussing the assimilation of Aborigines into the white population.

  • # 22493


    Aboriginal art : The Western Australian Art Gallery Collection.

    Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery Board, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (designed by Frank Norton), pp. 15, 109 works described and illustrated, chiefly from Western Australia and Arnhem Land; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue.

  • # 22466

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 22465

    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 …

  • # 21674

    BARRKADUBU, Carly (artist)

    [POSTER] Collections, Performance and Research : Musicological Society of Australia Eleventh National Conference. Canberra, 13-16 May 1987.

    [Canberra : AIAS, 1987]. Poster, offset printed on thick, fine grade paper, 760 x 320 mm, featuring a dynamic design by Maningrida artist Carly Barrkadubu; unbacked, and with mild horizontal creasing. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.  

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]


    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …

  • # 22241

    WEBB, T.T.

    The Aborigines of East Arnhem Land, Australia

    / Ninth Methodist Laymen’s Memorial Lecture delivered by T.T. Webb, Wesley Church, Monday 26th March 1934. [Melbourne] : Methodist Laymen’s Missionary Movement, [1934]. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff wrappers, 39 pp, map; fine.

  • # 22165


    [ABORIGINES] Savage life in Central Australia

    London : Macmillan, 1924. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s gilt stamped pictorial green cloth (stamped in blind ‘FILE’), xi, 184 pp, b/w photographic plates and folding colour map,  a very good copy. A study of the people east of Lake Eyre, the Wonkonguru. Rare.

  • # 21996


    Walkabout : The early art of the Australian Aborigines / L’art ancien des Aborigènes d’australie

    And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d’art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11- Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth …

  • # 21537

    ROBINSON, Roland

    The feathered serpent : the mythological genesis and recreative ritual of the aboriginal tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia … (Signed)

    Sydney : Edwards & Shaw, 1956. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s cloth backed papered boards, in the original pictorial dust jacket (some creasing and short tears), a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half title page ‘To Andrew Thomson, with admiration, Roland Robison’; pp 88, 4 colour plates, 13 line engravings, full-page map; foreword by …