Northern Territory

  • # 36405


    Bark ladies : eleven artists from Yirrkala

    Melbourne, VIC : National Gallery of Victoria, 2021. First edition. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 146, illustrated. Out of print. This publication by Myles Russell-Cook accompanies the exhibition Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala, which celebrates the National Gallery of Victoria’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolnu women artists who have worked at Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre …

  • # 36301

    THOMAS, David

    Australian Aboriginal bark paintings. Newcastle City Art Gallery, Wednesday 4 April – Sunday 29 April 1973.

    [Newcastle, NSW] : Newcastle City Art Gallery, 1973. Small oblong quarto (216 x 278 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled; [12] pp; exhibition catalogue of 33 works with interpretive commentary (5 illustrated); a fine copy. Exhibition curated by David Thomas of bark paintings from Arnhem Land and the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia, including works from …

  • # 35655


    Goodmans. Aboriginal and Oceanic Fine Art. Tuesday, 26 September 2000.

    Double Bay, NSW : Goodmans Auctioneers & Valuers, 2000. Auction catalogue. Quarto, 270 x 210 mm, 64 pp, 294 lots, many illustrated in colour; includes works by Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi, Narputta Nangala, Eunice Napangardi, Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Queenie McKenzie, plus Arnhem Land barks and sculptures, Kimberley Wandjina paintings by Jack Wherra, Lily …

  • # 35632


    Goodmans. Aboriginal and Oceanic Fine Art. Sunday, 9 April 2000.

    Double Bay, NSW : Goodmans Auctioneers & Valuers, 2000. Auction catalogue. Quarto, 270 x 210 mm, 40 pp, 135 lots, many illustrated in colour; includes works by Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Queenie McKenzie, and Ada Bird Petyarre, plus Arnhem Land barks and traditional Aboriginal and Oceanic artefacts; a good copy; auction invitation loosely inserted. …

  • # 36582


    Frank Hodgkinson’s Kakadu and the Arnhem Lands

    Sydney : Art Museum, Weldon Publishing, 1987. First edition. Quarto, boards with illustrated dustjacket, 304pp. Hodgkinson’s recollections and works from his time in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Fully illustrated in colour.

  • # 35424

    BARR, Andy (project manager)

    Traditional Aboriginal medicines in the Northern Territory of Australia

    By Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory. Darwin : Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory of Australia, 1993. Foreword by Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr. Octavo, illustrated laminated boards (faint rubbing to corners), illustrated endpapers, pp. xxiv, 650, illustrated throughout with photographs and botanical diagrams, maps, a fine copy ‘Lists traditional medicines recorded from 47 communities covering 34 …

  • # 36380

    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)

  • # 36400


    100 Aboriginal bark paintings. The Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, Australia. Oct. 18 – Nov. 30 1973.

    [Sydney] : [Macleay Museum], 1973. Folded sheet, 350 x 440 mm (opened), printed on both sides, with 5 photographic and 2 line-drawn illustrations; a tiny amount of silverfishing, moderate wear at top and bottom edges, otherwise very good. Scarce catalogue produced for what was a relatively early exhibition of Arnhem Land bark paintings. Trove locates …

  • # 35707

    WELLS, Ann E.

    This is their dreaming. Legends of the panels of Aboriginal art in the Yirrkala Church

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1971. Small quarto, illustrated cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light handling marks), pp. 76, illustrated, pale foxing to preliminaries. Traces the stories and culture of Arnhem Land contained in two large murals in the Yirrkala Church.

  • # 36415

    NEEDHAM, J. S. (John Stafford), Rev. (1875-1942) (editor)

    White and black in Australia

    London : Published for the National Missionary Council of Australia by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1935. First edition. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), flush-cut pictorial wrappers, pp 174, plus 16 b/w plates; internally clean and sound, an excellent copy. The work is principally a study of missionary activities in Australia carried out by …

  • # 36028


    Catalogue : Exhibition of Aboriginal Art. Chatterton’s Gallery, 78 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the season of Aboriginal Theatre, December 4 to December 22 [1963].

    [Sydney, NSW] : The Bennett-Campbell Australian Aborigine Trust, in association with The Australian Elizabeth Theatre Trust, [1963]. Octavo (230 mm), single folding sheet, [6] pp, with preliminary text providing background information on the non-profit Trust founded by Dorothy Bennett and Michael Campbell in May 1962, a description of how Bennett approaches the selection and acquisition …

  • # 35443

    WEST, Margie (editor)

    Yalangbara : art of the Djang’kawu

    Produced in partnership with Banduk Marika and other members of the Rirratjingu clan, north-east Arnhem Land ; edited by Margie West. Darwin, N.T. : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (note written on lower gatefold), pp. 208, illustrated. “Yalangbara is the first indigenous art publication to focus upon one significant ancestral site. It …

  • # 35709


    Modern Australian Aboriginal Art (signed copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1951. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a couple of short chips and tears, light edge wear), pp. 55 plus numerous colour and black and white plates, tape marks and light foxing to endpapers. Signed on the half-title ‘Rex Battarbee, Mara-mara, Alice Springs, N.T.’. Foreword by T.G.H. Strehlow. Includes …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29462

    LEICHHARDT, Ludwig (1813-1848)

    Journal of an overland expedition in Australia from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845.

    London : T. &​ W. Boone, 1847. First edition. Octavo, bound in period style with half-calf over marbled papered boards, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title labels, pp. xx, 544, 8 (publisher’s advertisements); frontispiece and [6] aquatint plates (1 folding), internally clean; with the rare separately issued, hand-coloured map on three sheets (as issued: …

  • # 36009

    WEST, Margaret K. et al.

    Hermannsburg potters : lyate nwerne urrkngele mpareme = (now we are working with clay)

    Darwin, N.T. : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated. Catalogue for exhibition; essays cover history of pottery at Hermannsburg; development of the Hermannsburg potters; works in exhibition include pots and ceramic tiles; biographies of artists.