Northern Territory

  • # 29330

    Australia. Minister for Markets and Migration.

    Something about Australia

    Melbourne : Queen City Printers, for Commonwealth Department of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small narrow quarto, pictorial textured brown paper covers, original green silk ties, 32 pp, chiefly illustrated with half-tone photographic plates of Australian primary and secondaty industries and views of urban centres; a fine copy. Publication designed to attract prospective immigrants to Australia …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 28839

    TIETKENS, W. H.

    Journal of the Central Australian Exploring Expedition ,1889, under the Command of W. H. Tietkens

    Despatched by the Central Australian Exploring and Prospecting Association, Limited, under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch. Together with map; List of Botanical Specimens, described by Baron Sir Ferd. von Mueller. K.C.M.G., F.R.S., &c., and Professor R. Tate, F.L.S.; also Catalogue of Geological Specimens, described by H. Y. L. …

  • # 28802

    GROSS, S. O.

    Finke River Mission, Hermannsburg. (A sketch of its history by Missionary S. O. Gross).

    Tanunda, S.A. : Auricht’s Printing Office, [1945?]. Quarto (245 x 200 mm), [2] pp; old horizontal fold with a tiny nick at left edge, otherwise very good. Dating from internal references (latest date mentioned is 1944). Scarce. Trove locates no copies.

  • # 28803

    "JAYGEE"

    [NORTHERN TERRITORY] Overland Journey. By “JayGee”.

    [Circa 1951]. Folio (330 mm), [2] pp, unpublished poem in typescript; old horizontal folds, very good; [together with] a second version in the same format which has an additional stanza at the end: ‘Now if you’re feeling weary and your nerves are somewhat frayed, Just take my tip and make this trip through “Bonds of …

  • # 28848

    GROOTE EYLANDT MINING CO.

    Welcome to Alyangula

    [Cairns, QLD] : produced by Public Affairs Department, GEMCO, 1981. First edition. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound; 28 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations, double-page street plan of Alyangula; a good copy. Scarce guide to the mining township of Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, produced by …

  • # 28849

    GEDDES, W. R. (William Robert)

    Maori and Aborigine : a comparison of attitudes and policies.

    Presidential address delivered by Professor W. R. Geddes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Sydney, at A.N.Z.A.A.S. Congress, Brisbane, 1961. Fitzroy, Vic. : W. & J. Barr (Printers) Pty. Ltd., [1962]. Series: Aboriginal Affairs Information Paper Number 1, April 1962. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), self-wrappers (old horizontal fold, sunned, short repair at top edge …

  • # 28851

    BUCHANAN, Cheryl

    [INDIGENOUS RIGHTS] We have bugger all! : the Kulaluk story

    Octavo (210 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [27] pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. ‘History of the Kulaluk land claim by the Gwalwa Daraniki Association from 1971-74; outlines struggle by Larrakia people for rights to land in the Darwin area.’ (Trove)

  • # 29111

    WATSON, Penny

    Tjanpi desert weavers (softcover edition)

    Compiled by Penny Watson for Tjanpi Desert Weavers ; Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, [2012]. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 367, extensively illustrated. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles …

  • # 29077

    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 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), later alien visitors; …

  • # 29024

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, 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 Tjakamara, Bill Stockman Tjapaltjari, Johnny …

  • # 28847

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P. (1890-1977); LIBRARIES BOARD OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    The Desert Aborigines of Australia : exhibition of photographs by Charles P. Mountford from the Sheard Collection in the Public Library of South Australia

    and arranged by the Libraries Board of South Australia for the Fourth Adelaide Festival of Arts March, 1966. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1966. Small quarto (240 x 180 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 8 pp; unillustrated catalogue with brief commentary on all 47 photographs in the exhibtion; a very good copy.

  • # 28392

    DORNEY, Muriel

    An adventurous honeymoon : the first motor honeymoon around Australia (signed copy)

    Brisbane : John Dorney, [1928]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, slightly rubbed, tape marks to preliminaries, pp. [vi]; 21; (4 – adverts), map, photographic illustrations. Presentation inscription ‘With compliments from Muriel Dorney) on first blank, the author correcting the publisher’s address on the title page in pen, previous owner’s name to title page, a very good copy. …

  • # 27461

    SPENCER, Baldwin Sir (1860-1929); GILLEN, F.J. (1855-1912)

    The Arunta : a study of a stone age people

    London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1927. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, fine grey cloth covered boards, spines with gilt lettering, both volumes in the very rare dust jacket (some chipping at heads and tails, bookshop label to the foot of vol. II, split along fold at spine, repaired with conservation tape), pp xxviii, 390; …

  • # 28674

    WATSON, Penny

    Tjanpi desert weavers (hardcover edition)

    Compiled by Penny Watson for Tjanpi Desert Weavers ; Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, [2012]. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 367, extensively illustrated. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles …