Northern Territory

  • # 32982

    [ed.] JOHNSON, Vivien

    Papunya Painting : Out of the desert

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia, 2007. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 143pp, coloured plates throughout. Includes numerous essays by a variety of authors on the Aboriginal art and artists of the Papunya region

  • # 32666

    HOWARD, Lucienne (curator)

    The Children’s gift. Tjitji Tjutangku Ungkuntja : art of the Pitjantjatjara lands

    Adelaide : Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 1993. Exhibition catalogue, folded card, pp. [6], essay, illustrated. ‘Exhibition catalogue of Aboriginal children’s art from Ernabella, Hermannsburg and Carrolup from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s; includes brief information on the establishment of the mission at Ernabella, the school visits by Norman B. Tindale, and Charles P. Mountford, …

  • # 32904

    BRODY, Annemarie

    The face of the centre : Papunya Tula paintings 1971-84

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1985. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, 51 pp, illustrated in colour, a very good copy.

  • # 32708

    BENOISTON DE CHATEAUNEUF, Louis François (1776-1856)

    [TRANSPORTATION] De la colonisation des condamnés, et de l’avantage qu’il y aurait pour la France à adopter cette mesure.

    Paris : Martinet, 1827. First (and only) edition. Octavo (215 x 135 mm), original plain grey wrappers, stitched; pp [4], 67, [1]; letterpress printed on wide-margined paper; text in French; occasional light spotting, but an excellent copy. A discussion of the merits and prospects of France adopting a system of colonial convict transportation similar to …

  • # 32608


    Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 25 July 2005

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2005. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated stiff wrappers, pp 272, auction catalogue with 306 lots, all illustrated in colour; artefacts, bark paintings and contemporary Indigenous art; includes index of artists; prices realised print-out loosely enclosed, also with original owner’s prices in pen beside each lot, otherwise a very good copy.

  • # 32607


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by …

  • # 32479

    ISAACS, Jennifer.

    An exhibition of Aboriginal art of North Australia

    Arranged by the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council. Sydney : n.d. [1978]. Quarto, decorated cards, pp. 44, illustrated in black and white. Includes a number of exhibits of bark paintings, Tiwi carvings, log coffins, didjeridu, fibre weavings etc.

  • # 32317

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine lightly sunned), pp. 71, illustrated. A very good copy. Signed and inscribed on the title page ‘Best wishes to Jack Birney, Geoff Bardon 16/5/80’. The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes 24 illustrated works by Old …

  • # 32335

    PERKINS, Hetti and FINK, Hannah (editors).

    Papunya Tula : genesis and genius

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers (front corner creased), pp. 319 extensively illustrated, spine creased. Quickly out of print and now scarce, this landmark exhibition catalogue surveys the Papunya Tula movement which founded the contemporary Australian Aboriginal art market.

  • # 32252

    PREMONT, Roslyn and LENNARD, Mark

    Tjukurrpa : desert paintings of Central Australia

    Alice Springs : Centre for Aboriginal Artists, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. Photography by Claude Coirault. Exhibition catalogue; desert art of central Australia; artists description of their paintings; contemporary art; dot painting; Don Tjungurrayi; Paddy Carroll Tjungurrayi; Big Dave Oldfield Tjupurrula; Colin Dixon Tjapanunga; Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa; Leslie Tjampitjinpa; Young Timothy Dempsey Tjungurrayi; …

  • # 32183

    JOHNSON, Vivien

    Aboriginal artists of the Western Desert. A biographical dictionary

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1994. Octavo, laminated pictorial boards (lightly marked), pp. 237, pale foxing to preliminaries.

  • # 31973


    The Art of George Milpurrurru

    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated.

  • # 30900


    [ABORIGINES] In Australia

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.