Northern Territory

  • # 25247

    HANSEN, K. C. (Ken) and L. E. HANSEN

    [PINTUPI LANGUAGE] Mutikayi yirupulayi pankara yutirinytjaku

    Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea : Summer Institute of Linguistics (Australian Aborigines Branch), 1969. Square octavo, pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), 47 pp, text in Pintupi, facing pages with hand drawn illustrations printed in blue; a very good copy. Scarce reader in Pintupi, describing and illustrating different types of transport from ancient to modern times. ‘Mutikayi …

  • # 25226

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Suite of ten photographs taken on Allendale or Todmorden Stations near Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903-04.

    Ten silver gelatin print photographs, most in format 150 x 200 mm (some smaller), laid down in pairs on rectos of five contemporary board mounts; versos with original owner’s name E. S. Chase inscribed in ink; the group comprises portraits of local Aboriginal people, including stockmen, women and children (one shows a group of three women …

  • # 25261

    HARRINGTON, Edward (1895-1966); PEARCE, Harry Hastings (illustrator) (1897-1984)

    Alice Springs. (Signed limited edition)

    Footscray, Vic. : Harry Hastings Pearce (printed by The Footscray Advertiser), 1957. Limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator (this is copy no. 50). Octavo (203 x 127 mm), original printed pale green wrappers, staple bound, pp [4], including a tipped-in portrait of the poet Harrington by Harry Hastings Pearce, a …

  • # 24946

    VRHOVEC, Ivan

    Australija in nje otoki. [Australia and its Islands.]

    Celôvec [i.e. Klagenfurt] : Družba sv. Mohorja, 1899. First edition. Octavo (205 x 130 mm), original pictorial wrappers (very lightly foxed), pp [ii], 224 pp, wood engraved illustrations throughout, maps; text in Slovenian; clean and sound, a near fine copy. This somewhat obscure book was printed at the press of the Catholic St. Mohor Society …

  • # 24939

    Commonwealth Railways (Australia)

    Central and North Australia Railways

    Melbourne : Commonwealth Railways, [1966]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated. Tourist book on the rail line through central Australia.

  • # 24982

    HILL, Ernestine

    The great Australian loneliness

    Melbourne : Robertson and Mullens, 1942 (second edition). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges chipped, small areas of loss), pp. 346, illustrations. Scarce travel account by the female traveller. Includes content of indigenous Australians, gold and opal mining, and outback communities. “The Great Australian Loneliness is the story of Ernestine Hill’s remarkable wanderings through the Australian …

  • # 24909

    AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS & MIGRATION. [HERBERT, Harold, artist)

    Australia for the farm labourer.

    Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, April 1926. (Date of issue printed on inside front wrapper). Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 24 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; bottom corners of text leaves creased (one leaf with torn corner), a few old paper-clip …

  • # 24910

    AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS & MIGRATION. [HERBERT, Harold, artist)

    Australia for the British boy.

    [Melbourne : Minister for Markets and Migration, 1926?]. Octavo (217 x 137 mm), pictorial wrappers featuring a design by Harold Herbert (front and back), 23 pp, b/w photographic illustrations, double-page map; a few old paper-clip rust marks to top margins, else very good. Trove locates four examples with London imprint and different dates – 1925, …

  • # 25159

    MATTHYS, Danny; EBES, Hank, et al.

    [ABORIGINAL ART] Down under

    Deurle (Belgium) : Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 1993. Square octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, 60 pp, illustrated in colour; introduction by Hank Ebes (Melbourne art dealer); foreword by Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating; parallel text in Dutch and English; a very good copy. Catalogue produced for Down under, a joint exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art by Central Australian artists …

  • # 25128

    CHAPMAN, Christopher et al.

    Dreamings of the desert : Aboriginal dot paintings of the Western Desert.

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 140, illustrated. Celebration of 25th anniversary of dot painting movement resulted in this publication and in an exhibition of the entire collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s western desert art; recognition of movement; map of central Australian languages; illustrated history of …

  • # 25129

    JAMES, Diana et al.

    Desart : Aboriginal art and craft centres of central Australia

    Alice Springs, Northern Territory : Desart, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (crease to lower wrapper), pp. 45, illustrated. Catalogue and directory of twelve Aboriginal art and craft centres in Central Australia; all are owned by the producers and represent 1500 artists; includes description of each centre and style and range of art available

  • # 25155

    DUSSART, Françoise

    La peinture des aborigènes d’Australie

    Marseille : Editions Parenthèses ; Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux, [1993]. Small quarto (240 x 165 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 93, illustrated in colour; includes bibliography; text in French; a very good copy. Catalogue of the 1993 exhibition of Aboriginal paintings and sculptures (from Arnhem Land and the Central and Western Desert) at …

  • # 24705

    [MOUNTFORD, Charles]

    [ARNHEM LAND BARK PAINTINGS] Rindenmalereien aus Australien. Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich. 11. Januar bis 2. Februar 1958.

    Zürich : Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1958. Small oblong quarto (200 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp [12], with b/w photographic illustrations; introductory notes by Herbert Read and Charles Mountford; text in German; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue published in conjunction with a touring exhibition staged at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich in 1958. The exhibition had been shown …

  • # 24884

    SALMON, Fiona (curator); BATTY, Philip, et al.

    Gooch’s Utopia : collected works from the Central Desert

    / curated by Fiona Salmon ; essays, Philip Batty, Christopher Hodges, Christine Nicholls. Adelaide : Flinders University, 2008. Quarto (270 x 215 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers, 93 pp, colour illustrations, maps; an as new copy. Splendid catalogue to accompany an exhibition of Central Desert works from the collections of Rodney Gooch. ‘A collaborative exhibition between …

  • # 24921

    LITCHFIELD, Lois

    Marree and the tracks beyond in black and white : commemorating the centenary of Marree 1883-1983.

    [Marree, S. Aust.] : L. Litchfield, 1983. First (and only) edition. Small quarto (245 x 180 mm), pictorial papered boards (mild wear to corners and edges),  pp ix, 198; profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and tables; light foxing to edges and first and last few leaves, but a good copy. The story of the …

  • # 24886

    [MOUNTFORD, Charles]

    [ARNHEM LAND BARK PAINTINGS] Rindenmalereien aus Australien. Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich. 11. Januar bis 2. Februar 1958.

    Zürich : Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1958. Small oblong quarto (200 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp [12], with b/w photographic illustrations; introductory notes by Herbert Read and Charles Mountford; text in German; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue published in conjunction with a touring exhibition staged at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich in 1958. The exhibition had been shown …