Northern Territory

  • # 33779

    RYAN, Judith et al.

    Aboriginal and Oceanic decorative art

    Melbourne, Vic. : National Gallery of Victoria, 1980. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Foreword by Judith Ryan. Aboriginal and Oceanic decorative art : travelling art exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, 28 Feb.- 28 Mar., touring Victorian country centres 1 Apr.- 15 Dec. 1980 / introduction by J. Davidson. Includes detailed descriptions of the Manggalili …

  • # 33784

    MARTIN, Jan

    Paintings and sculpture from Yirrkala North East Arnhem Land, including eleven works by the Marika family

    Melbourne : Lyttleton Gallery, 1989. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 28, illustrated. Works collected from Yirrkala by Jan Martin since 1986. ‘Brief identification of Yirrkala people as Yolngu; techniques used in making bark paintings; illustrates range of paintings, linocuts, carvings and other craft items; artists individually named; outlines of myths; descriptions of some paintings.’ – Trove

  • # 33836

    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.

  • # 33620

    E. WHITEHEAD & CO. (publisher)

    Souvenir of the Federation of Australia, 1st January, 1901.

    Melbourne : Printed and published by E. Whitehead & Co., [1900]. Oblong duidecimo (120 x 155 mm), original pictorial stiff wrappers printed in gold, blue and red, both sides of lower wrapper with pasted-on advertisements for Collingwood tobacconist D. W. Keir, pp [21] (including introductory text on inside upper wrapper), with a full-page colour map …

  • # 33581

    ISAACS, Jennifer

    Australian Aboriginal paintings

    Sydney : Lansdowne, 1995 (reprint). Quarto, laminated boards in illustrated dustjacket (verso foxed, light edge wear), pp. 190, illustrated. Paintings from the Western Desert and Bark Paintings from Arnhem Land.

  • # 33508

    CROCKER, Andrew (editor)

    Papunya : Ureinwohnermalerei aus der Wüste Zentralaustraliens.

    Sydney: The Aboriginal Artists Agency and Papunya Tula Artists, 1983. Quarto (275 x 210 mm), pictorial stiff wrappers (with publisher’s own correction of printing error “Uhreinwohnermalerei” for “Ureinwohnermalerei”, an error which is repeated on the title page), pp 64, profusely illustrated in colour, with essays by Dick Kimber and Andrew Crocker; text in German; an excellent copy. …

  • # 33444

    Compiler unidentified.

    “Photographs of Australia, New Guinea & New Britain. Through army eyes” : an album compiled by a member of 3rd Australian Division Concert Party, 1942-1945.

    Photograph album. Oblong quarto, 250 x 340 mm, quarter cloth over papered boards decorated and lettered by hand (scattered stains, splits to cloth spine), the front pastedown with a rare concert programme from the Gracie Fields Show at Wewak on 21 August 1945, signed by the famous English entertainer herself; the album contains approximately 300 …

  • # 33497


    A pictorial souvenir budget of the North Australian Aboriginals.

    Darwin : J. Wingham, [c.1929]. Oblong octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (front with a small stain and mild corner crease) with original wool ties, Foreword on inside front wrapper, [24] pp of photographic plates with printed captions; a near fine copy. The first eight plates in this self-published photographic essay on the indigenous culture and customs of Arnhem Land …

  • # 33207

    ZIEGLER, Oswald L. (publisher); HURLEY, Frank (photographer)

    Australia 1788-1938. (With an archive of unique ephemera associated with Ziegler’s publications for the Sesquicentenary)

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Simmons Limited, 1938. “Produced by Oswald L. Ziegler under the authority of Australia’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council and in collaboration with its publicity committee.” (title page). Elephant folio (440 x 310 mm), publisher’s tan leather over boards (lightly rubbed and marked), upper board with black leather panel lettered in gilt 150 Years; all …

  • # 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; …

  • # 33326

    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 …

  • # 33319

    RYAN, Judith

    Spirit in land : bark paintings from Arnhem Land in the National Gallery of Victoria

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, [1990]. Quarto, pictorial card covers, short tears to upper wrapper, viii, 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a good copy. Catalogue of an exhibition staged at the NGV in 1990.

  • # 33233

    DAVIDSON, D'lan; HAYWARD, Fiona; HANSEN, David

    Sotheby’s Australia. Important Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 7 June 2011.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s Australia, 2011. Auction catalogue. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 196, with 176 lots, all illustrated in colour, and index of artists; contains many important works by contemporary artists, but also a number of early Arnhem Land barks, three major Albert Namatjira paintings, traditional artefacts, wandjina paintings from the Kimberley, …

  • # 32325

    WESTALL, William (1781-1850)

    William Westall, voyage artist: autograph receipt for the sale a drawing for Mrs. Haldimand, dated 31 October 1826.

    Manuscript in ink on laid paper, 75 x 180 mm; dated ‘Oct. 31st 1826’, the document is written in Westall’s hand and is worded: ‘Recd. of G. J. Robson Esqre. Ten Guineas for a Drawing for Mrs. Haldimand. [Signed] W. Westall. / £10.10’; blind stamped at left margin ‘Receipt Three Pence’; clean and complete. Rare …

  • # 32130

    WEIGHT, Greg and MCGREGOR, Ken

    Artists of the Western Desert : 2006 – 2011 (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Quarto, blind embossed ochre cloth in cloth slipcase with draw ribbon, pp. 199, extensively illustrated. The deluxe edition limited to only 50 copies, specially bound, with an original signed etching by Mrs Bennett (Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa), numbered in an edition of 50 and signed with her monogram ‘X’. A book of portrait …

  • # 31026

    McLEAN, Robert

    Atlas of South Australia and Western Australia

    Sydney : J. Sands, [1886]. Folio, gilt-lettered half morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (corners scuffed and rubbed), 20 pages descriptive text on South Australia, 14 pages index, double page map of South Australia, double page map of the Northern Territory, 17 county maps of South Australia and the Northern Territory; 14 pages descriptive text on Western …