Northern Territory

  • # 22043

    JAMES, Diana

    Desart : Aboriginal art and craft centres of Central Australia

    Alice Springs : Desart, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp.45, colour illustrations and images throughout. Catalogue of art from indigenous art centres around Central Australia.

  • # 21188

    [POTTER, Robert]. "EASTERLEY, Robert and WILBRAHAM, John" (pseud.)

    The germ growers

    Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1892. Octavo, gilt-lettered pebbled cloth over bevelled boards (light edge wear, faint library marks to spine), patterned endpapers, pp. vi; 274, text block 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21481

    RYAN, Judith

    Ginger Riley

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 1997. Quarto, pictorial laminated card covers, pp 104, illustrated in colour throughout; a fine copy. Superb catalogue produced to accompany the landmark exhibition of the extraordinary work of Arnhem Land artist Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, held at the NGV, July 17-22, 1997.  

  • # 21299

    STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962

    [PARLIAMENTARY PAPER] Central Australia : report

    At head of title: 1923-24. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. At foot of title: Presented by command, 24th September, 1924 ; ordered by the Senate to be printed, 1st October, 1924. [Melbourne] : H.J. Green, Government printer, 1924. Folio, 4 pp; fine. One of 960 copies printed. At the invitation of the Government, …

  • # 21889

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]

    [CINEMA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES] The Blonde Captive

    [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 – …

  • # 21195

    [CHAUVEL, Charles, 1897-1959]

    [ABORIGINES; CINEMA] Eve in Ebony : the story of Jedda.

    [Sydney : Columbia Pictures Proprietary Ltd., circa 1954]. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper with previous owner’s name and a couple of small marks), [12] pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white with stills from the film, behind-the-scenes shooting, and portraits of the actors; line-drawn map; a internally very clean, a good copy. Extravagantly produced publication …

  • # 21150

    NICHOLLS, Yvonne

    Not slaves, not citizens : Condition of the Australian Aborigines in the Northern Territory

    Melbourne : Australian Council for Civil Liberties, 1952. Octavo, printed wrappers, staple bound, 36 pp, a fine copy. “Survey of the conditions of the Northern Territory natives with an analysis of some important sections of the Aboriginal Ordinance; census of natives on missions, settlements, etc.; employment.”

  • # 20644

    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, original embossed olive cloth boards (edges rubbed), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked with spine laid down, endpapers replaced, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (12 – a second …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19799

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Magazine with no Magazine’s Habits. North Australia Centenary Number. September 1924.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1924. New Series no. 1, September 1924. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 104 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 19800

    FLYNN, John, Rev.

    The Inlander. A Voice from the Uttermost Frontiers of Settlement in Australia. Central Australia / A.I.M. Medical Service number. October 1927.

    Sydney : Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, 1927. New Series no. 19, October 1927. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, maps; a fine copy.

  • # 20340

    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 …

  • # 18614

    山田申太郎 (Yamada Shintarō) & 高原徹也 (Takahara Tetsuya), edited by 日原昌造 (Hihara Shōzō).

    [MAPS] 万国地誌略諳射訳図 (萬國地誌略諳射譯圖)(萬國地誌畧諳射譯圖) [Bankoku Chishiryaku Ansha Yakuzu]

    Complete set of 6 copperplate engraved maps with hand colouring. Maps 1-4 published by 岡安慶介 (Okayasu Keisuke) [1878] (Meiji 11); Maps 5 & 6 published by 桑原伊之助 (Kuwabara Inosuke) [1880] (Meiji 13). 1. Asia, the Middle East, and Russia east of the Urals (340 x 400 mm); 2. Africa (310 x 260 mm); 3. Europe, with Russia …

  • # 19494

    BENNETT, Mary M. (1881-1961)

    Human rights for Aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?

    Brisbane : Printed by “Truth” and “Sportsman” Ltd., [1957?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), lower wrapper with map of Central and Western Aboriginal Reserves and the Rocket Range, staple bound, 63 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. An important work by a significant advocate of Aboriginal rights, based to a large extent on Bennett’s …