Northern Territory

  • # 23723

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, and now in the …

  • # 23273

    LOCKWOOD, Douglas

    I, the Aboriginal. (Signed copy)

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1966 (sixth impression). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges slightly creased), pp.240, photographic illustrations, signed on the title page by Lockwood. The autobiography of Waipuldanya, a full-blood Aborigine of the Alawa people of the Roper River region in the Northern Territory, as told to Douglas Lockwood. The book was first published in 1962 …

  • # 23334

    [WITHINGTON, Paul; PORTEOUS, Stanley David; Northern Australia Expedition Syndicate; Columbia Pictures]

    [ABORIGINES] The Blonde Captive.

    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Promotional photograph for the film ‘The Blonde Captive‘ (1932), showing a group of Aboriginal women (probably Central Australia); gelatin silver print on glossy paper , 200 x 255 mm, lower margin with printed title and Produced by the Northern Australia Expedition Syndicate, an absolutely authentic amazing adventure. A …

  • # 23259


    American movie theatre programme advertising the controversial film The Blonde Captive.

    Austin, Texas : Plaisance Theatre, June 1932. Duodecimo (120 x 80 mm), [4] pp, illustrated on each side; in fine condition. ‘The Weirdest Story ever told! Neanderthal savages long thought extinct … animal monstrosities … flying pterodactyls … fur-bearing, duck-billed animals … dudongs [sic] that graze at the bottom of the sea – amidst these …

  • # 23252

    [WITHINGTON, Paul; THOMAS, Lowell]

    [THE BLONDE CAPTIVE] Die blonde Sklavin

    Illustrierter Film-Kurier Nr. 610. [Vienna, Austria : 1932]. Small quarto, wrappers illustrated front and rear, 6 pp, half-tone photographic illustrations, text in German; short paper spits at head and tail of spine, mild stain to corner of lower wrapper, else very good. A rare edition of the Viennese cinema newspaper Illustrierter Film-Kurier, issued to promote …

  • # 23505

    DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle CLODE

    The first wave : exploring early coastal contact history in Australia

    Mile End, S.A. : Wakefield Press, 2019. Large octavo (234 x 136 mm) trade paperback, pp x, 448, colour illustrations, maps; brand new publication. ‘The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or …

  • # 23686

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23213

    POIGNANT, Roslyn and POIGNANT, Axel

    Encounter at Nagalarramba.

    Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1996. Oblong quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, endpaper map, pp 170, profusely illustrated with Axel Poignant’s superb black-and-white photographs;  fine copy. An important anthropological study of an Arnhem Land indigenous group, being the account of Axel Poignant’s expedition to the Liverpool River in 1952.

  • # 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.