Northern Territory

  • # 22493


    Aboriginal art : The Western Australian Art Gallery Collection.

    Perth : The Western Australian Art Gallery Board, 1969. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (designed by Frank Norton), pp. 15, 109 works described and illustrated, chiefly from Western Australia and Arnhem Land; a very good copy. Scarce catalogue.

  • # 22466

    [POSTER] Dot and circle

    : a retrospective survey of the Aboriginal acrylic paintings of Central Australia. RMIT Gallery [Melbourne], 16th April-3rd May 1985 : a loan exhibition from the Flinders University, South Australia. Screenprint process, printed in colour, from multiple stencils; sheet 760 x 550 mm. Rare. According to the exhibition curator, Jenny Zimmer, approximately 20 copies were printed.

  • # 22465

    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 …

  • # 21674

    BARRKADUBU, Carly (artist)

    [POSTER] Collections, Performance and Research : Musicological Society of Australia Eleventh National Conference. Canberra, 13-16 May 1987.

    [Canberra : AIAS, 1987]. Poster, offset printed on thick, fine grade paper, 760 x 320 mm, featuring a dynamic design by Maningrida artist Carly Barrkadubu; unbacked, and with mild horizontal creasing. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.  

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]


    [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 – …

  • # 22165


    [ABORIGINES] Savage life in Central Australia

    London : Macmillan, 1924. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s gilt stamped pictorial green cloth (stamped in blind ‘FILE’), xi, 184 pp, b/w photographic plates and folding colour map,  a very good copy. A study of the people east of Lake Eyre, the Wonkonguru. Rare.

  • # 21996


    Walkabout : The early art of the Australian Aborigines / L’art ancien des Aborigènes d’australie

    And a selection of early Eskimo art / Et une sélection d’art eskimo ancien. Paris : Galerie Meyer, 2012. Catalogue of an exhibition held Sept. 11- Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with the Parcours des Mondes tribal art fair in Paris. Quarto, laminated card covers, 46 pp, colour illustrations of artefacts and reproductions of nineteenth …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …