Album with amateur photographs of The Boomerang Club, a Toowoomba men’s sporting association, 1910-1914.
Federation period photograph album, 240 x 300 mm, grey card covers with embossed floral design to front, original cord ties; containing 11 silver gelatin photographs laid in, various dimensions up to 140 x 195 mm, 6 taken with a wide-angle lens camera being in an uncommon format of 72 x 200 mm; the last photograph …
Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 86 x 140 mm, verso inscribed in ink: ‘T.S.S. Paparoa, Brisbane, Nov. 1914. Emigrants disembarking at Brisbane. A rather poor one by the C/O [Chief Officer]’, with indecipherable signature bottom right; fine condition. T.S.S. Paparoa was a cargo and passenger vessel owned by the Australasian Union Steamship Company. …
BEIT, Henry (1826-1881); SANDILANDS, Edward Vincent (1847-1871); GUTSCHMID, Felix von (1843-1905)
Group of correspondence from Henry Beit, land agent, Sydney, to E.V. Sandilands, cotton grower and Vice-Consul, Fiji. 1870-71.
Sydney businessman Henry Beit (1826-1881) was a land agent specialising in the sale of properties in outback New South Wales and Queensland, and also in the Fiji Islands. His correspondent, Edward Vincent Sandilands (1847-1871), was a young English cotton grower in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji, whose acquaintance Beit had presumably made when Sandilands had been …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
Photographer unknown; GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON (FIRM), publisher
Circa 1900. Photographic glass magic lantern sllde with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, with printed caption on the mount ‘A Class at Work – Aboriginal Mission School, Queensland. G.W.W.’, in fine condition. Although the precise location is not indicated, this is nevertheless an important image that visually documents the instruction of Indigenous children in …
MEE, Samuel Gill
[MANUSCRIPT] Unpublished poem about a bushfire suicide, composed by an amateur Brisbane poet. Dated December 1861.
Manuscript in ink on blue paper (245 x 195 mm), an untitled poem of 7 quatrains (4-line stanzas), with an extensive explanatory footnote; signed and dated at bottom margin in the same hand ‘Brisbane, December 2nd 1861 / Samuel Gill Mee’; verso with newspaper cuttings from 1861, suggesting that the sheet was removed from a commonplace book …
JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.
Emigration map of Queensland constructed from the most recent surveys and explorations by W. & A. K. Johnston, geographers & engravers to the Queen
[Title printed on the linen : Johnstons’ emigration map of the British colony of Queensland Australia, constructed from the most recent surveys and explorations]. Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston; London : Edward Stanford, Groombridge & Sons & William Allan & Co; Dublin : McGlashan & Gill, 1865. Lithographed map in colour, dissected and laid on …
[Collingwood, Vic. : G.N. Raymond, c.1945]. Thick papered boards, 410 x 475 mm, folding, front with pictorial title onlay, original buckram backstrip; fold-out game board with colour design based around a map of Australia with vignette illustrations of native fauna; a fine example (lacking the rare rules sheet). An educational board game designed by the …
LEICHHARDT, Ludwig 1813-1848
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 …
By an eight years’ resident. London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1876. Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth, bevelled edges (rubbed), folding frontispiece map, pp. viii; 352; 40 (publisher’s catalogue), a few stamps from the Parliament of Victoria library. Ferguson 17115.
Original promotional photograph for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (U.S.A.). Gelatin silver print on glossy paper, 200 x 250 mm, printed caption beneath: Peter Lorre [i.e. Henry Wilcoxon] in “Mysterious Mr. Moto” with Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes, Harold Huber. Contemporary inscription in pencil verso: Mary Maguire, Australian star, pictured with Peter Lorre [Henry Wilcoxon] in “Mysterious Mr. …
Two albumen print photographs, 145 x 195 mm and 115 x 195 mm, respectively, tipped-in recto of a nineteenth century gilt-edged album page of thick board, verso of the larger print with contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Malvern Downs / Peak Downs / Queensland’; both albumen prints with mild creasing and foxing; lower margin of page …
Vancouver, BC : Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Limited, . “We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, and the Peter Stuyvesant Trust, for making this exhibition possible” (p.1). Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, 64 pp, 130 exhibition items photographically illustrated in …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
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  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
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.
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.