“Cedar Lodge”, Ipswich, Queensland; the residence of Abraham Fitzgibbon, first Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Queensland Railways.
Circa 1865. Watercolour and pencil on paper, 150 x 210 mm, an unmounted leaf from a sketchbook; unsigned; verso inscribed in ink in a nineteenth century hand ‘The Birthplace of Florence Isabelle Fitz-Gibbon, Cedar Lodge, Ipswich, Queensland’; also inscribed, in the same hand, ‘Returned to our dear Belle’; in fine condition, the tiny crease at top …
MARSH, S[tephen] H[ale] (1805 1888)
[SHEET MUSIC] Dr. Leichhardt’s March, for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his Expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. March.
London : T. Boosey & Co., [circa 1846]. Folio, lithographed title page [verso blank] with a scene of the expedition drawn by W. Boosey, slip cancel “for the piano” replacing “for the harp” (as in other copies); pp [1 blank], 2-5, [1 blank]; four leaves in total; occasional foxing, paper spine; a very good copy of this …
HEXAGON PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD.
Painted canvas backdrop used in the 1976 Australian film Eliza Fraser, depicting Aborigines attacking a shipwreck survivor
[Melbourne : Hexagon Productions Pty. Ltd., 1976]. Painted canvas, 180 x 200 cm; old folds and surface wear. The large budget 1976 Australian film Eliza Fraser was directed by Tim Burstall and starred Susannah York, Trevor Howard and Noel Ferrier. The screenplay was written by David Williamson, and it was filmed in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. …
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : the voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : the voyage of …
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL]; GLENNY, Henry (1835-1910)
Mid-1860 [but probably published early 1863]. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, amount 105 x 63 mm, vignetted image 50 x 50 mm, recto of mount inscribed in contemporary hand ‘Bourke’ (sic), and verso inscribed in the same hand (with the correct spelling) ‘Burke’; no studio imprint; albumen print with faint …
MÜLLER, Henry (Heinrich) (attributed)
Two albumen print photographs in carte de viste format, each 103 x 65 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint (versos blank); some mild spotting, mostly confined to the peripheries of the prints and the mounts themselves. A pair of superb studio portraits of the same young woman, one a full length portrait of her holding a …
[HOGG, John J., attributed]
Albumen print photograph, 150 x mm, unmounted; no photographer’s imprint; some corner creasing at upper right corner, otherwise in good condition. The young subject is holding a sword club from the Queensland rainforest region; the other studio props are a Queensland Gulmari shield and a fighting boomerang. The photographer was possibly John Hogg, who produced …
IMPERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY [METCALFE, Daniel F.]
[Title from contemporary inscription verso]. Brisbane : Imperial Photographic Company, [c.1880]. Photographic panorama comprised of four contiguous albumen prints, each 250 x 280 mm, versos with wet stamp of ‘Imperial Photo. Coy. Brisbane’ and contemporary sequence numbers 1-4 in pencil, number 1 also inscribed with title ‘Brisbane from Bowen Terrace in 4 pieces’; the four …
STANTON, Don E.
Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, . Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …
PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.
Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …
NEWMAN, John Hubert
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format (107 x 64 mm, mount; 60 x 48 mm, oval image); inscribed beneath image in ink in a contemporary hand 'Rev. W. Curnow'; recto and verso with imprint of J.H. Newman, 53 South Head Road, Sydney; recto with light staining and rubbing. Wesleyan Methodist clergyman and journalist William Curnow …
Brisbane : Jackson & O’Sullivan (printers), c. 1930. Oblong quarto, pp. , photographic plates, pictorial wrappers, string tie, name to front wrapper, short tear to lower wrapper and the margins of several pages.
ISAACS, Jennifer; PRIMROSE, Ian
[North Sydney] : Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Pty. Ltd., with assistance from the Aboriginal Arts Board and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, [c.1975-79]. Complete set of 10 pamphlets, nos. 1 – 10, each a single sheet folding to 220 x 105 mm, each with 8 pp, illustrations in colour and black and white, and a …
STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen
London : Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. Small octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; recased with new endpapers, but retaining the original free endpapers, the front endpaper bearing the blind stamp of Brisbane booksellers Watson & Co.; the title page inscribed 'Elly E. D'Arcy from Mary, 29th Decr. 1873' and at the …
ROSE STEREOGRAPH CO.
forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., . Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
NIET, H.; [REBER, Karl]
Brisbane : H. Niet, Box 201, G.P.O., [circa 1910]. Lithographic process postcard, 88 x 138 mm, with photographic illustrations of three Brisbane buildings of significance for the German migrant community: South Brisbane Lutheran Church, the German Club in Wooloongabba, and St. Andrew's Church, North Brisbane; beneath these are colour depictions of the German Imperial War …
Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …
: showing the districts in Annam and Tonquin which France proposes to annex and to place under a Protectorate, the portion of New Guinea proposed to be acquired by Queensland, and the districts affected by the volcanic eruptions in Java. London : Letts Son & Co. Ltd., 1883 [issued as a supplement to The Graphic, …
ROTH, Walter E.
/ by Walter E. Roth ; with the assistance of G.H. Schwarz and W. Poland. Brisbane : Edmund Gregory, Government Printer, 1901. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 2. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (upper wrapper with short tear to fore-edge and old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal …
HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..
/ by N. Hey ; revised and edited by Walter E. Roth. Brisbane : G.A. Vaughan, Government Printer, 1903. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 6. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (stained; old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria to upper wrapper); staple bound; 23 pp; a …
[Title from engraved breastplate worn by the subject]. Albumen print, carte de visite format, 90 x 60 mm, on mount 104 x 65 mm; numeral “9” inscribed in ink in contemporary hand at lower margin recto of mount; verso blank; the albumen print in fine condition with rich tonal range. We can locate only two …
KERRY, Charles, 1857-1928; [MESTON, Archibald, 1851-1924]
Albumen print photograph, 155 x 205 mm, laid down on its original album page, blind stamped lower left Kerry & Co. Photo 308 Geo. St. Sydney; the albumen print is in fine condition. A rare and important image taken on a theatre stage with an elaborately painted backdrop of exotic tropical scenery. The men are part …
COURRET HERMANOS, CALLAO; [DUESBURY, Samuel, attributed]
Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 90 x 56 mm, mount 103 x 67 mm; recto with red printed border, lower margin with imprint of Courret Hermanos, 36 Calle de la Constitucion, Callao in red, and a contemporary inscription in ink Indians – Eastern Peru and a faint pencilled inscription in the same hand Indios de …
Albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 101 x 64 mm, versos with imprint of Marquis, Photographer, George Street, Brisbane; both of the albumen prints are in very good condition, the mounts with some pale foxing. Marquis opened his studio at 82 George Street in 1866. These elaborately composed portraits – a tableau of an …
GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]
: for, copy of a despatch from Sir G. Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, to the Secretary of State for the colonies, transmitting a report of the progressive discovery and occupation of that colony during the period of his administration of the government. [London] : Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, …
1872-74. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, image 79 x 52 mm (oval), mount 104 x 63 mm; verso imprinted Queensland Aboriginals. Photographed direct from life by E.H. Forster at his studio, Maryborough, with a lithographed illustration of Aborigines hunting kangaroos; a strong albumen print in very good condition; the mount with some light foxing. …
Cairns Harbour Board
Cairns : Cairns Post, 1933. Octavo, printed wrappers (with colour maps), pp. 100, maps, photographic plates, a fine copy. Rare.
CAPRA, Giuseppe (1873-1952)
Circa 1910. [Title from translation of inscription verso]. Silver gelatin photograph, 165 x 210 mm, contemporary inscriptions in ink verso: “Tosatura a macchina delle pecore in N. Queensland” and “D.G. Capra, Pont St Martin”; unmounted; tiny crease at top right corner, otherwise fine. A photograph showing the animated interior of a Queensland shearing shed. A …
: Equateur, Panama, Antilles, Mexique, Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zélande, Tasmanie, Australie. Limoges : Marc Barbou, n.d. [c.1890]. Quarto, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt (rubbed), front hinge weakened, all edges gilt, 296 pp, illustrated with lithographed plates and line drawings in the text; scattered foxing; a good copy. French travel memoir which includes detailed accounts of visits to …
METCALFE & BENNETT
1878-79. Albumen print of a photographic montage, cabinet card format, 107 x 165 mm, captioned in the negative at lower margin Queensland in Miniature, and with the photographers' studio information at the centre of the image, Metcalfe & Bennett, Artist Photographers, Queen Street, Brisbane; the verso is blank; the albumen print is in good condition …
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETS AND MIGRATION.
/ issued on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia under the authority of the Minister for Markets and Migration. Melbourne : Dept. of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, black and white photographic illustrations, statistical tables; a fine copy. Copies of this edition are recorded in four …
[Cover title]. Paris : Emile Guérin, [c.1900]. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound,  pp, an all illustrated alphabet picture book based on geography, with 5 pages in colour; text in French; the letter Q is for Queensland, and shows a mounted Light Horseman; other letters include K for Kimberley (South Africa), J for …
QUEENSLAND ROYAL MAIL SERVICE.
Single sheet with lithographed letterhead, 230 x 280 mm, manuscript entries recording the shipment of an oil painting from London on board the steam ship Roma, to a Mrs. Pearce of Albert Street, Brisbane; dated 3 April 1887; embossed 6d revenue stamp at top left corner; original folds, in good condition.
A weekly newspaper published on board the “Otago” during a four months' voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane. Also containing a complete and truthful statement of the privations and negligences experienced by the emigrants on the voyage, likewise a description of the treatment shown towards the immigrants on the voyage likewise a description of the treatment …
MALLET, Alain Manesson
[Paris] : [Chez Denis Thierry], . Octavo leaf (209 x 131 mm) from Mallet's Description de l'Univers, the text verso in French with two brief entries titled De la Terre des Papous and De La Carpentarie. The map itself shows the north coast of the island of New Guinea and offshore islands with some accuracy, …
PARKMAN, Sydney M. (Sydney Müller), b. 1895.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. First edition. Series: New at Ninepence Illustrated Thrillers. Royal octavo, publisher's pictorial stiff wrappers (handling wear, small loss of paper at tail of spine, lower wrapper with mild creasing), 128 pp, illustrated; scattered foxing, last leaf with loss at bottom edge (not affecting the text); but still a good …
[BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL?]
Brisbane : R.G. Gillies & Co., Pty. Ltd., [c.1945]. Oblong octavo, pictorial card wrappers (sent through the post, with address and postage stamp to front and back),  pp, all black-and-white photographs, with page of introductory text on the City of Brisbane; a good copy.
[Sydney : Australian Inland Mission, 1972]. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, 16 pp, illustrated map, a good copy.
[s.l. : s.n., 197-]. Second edition, revised and enlarged, of “Gold by the Ton” (1970). Quarto, original cloth backed pictorial limp wrappers, 16 pp, line illustrations, map, a good copy. “Pupils of Golden Gate School, years 1896-1903” (5 pp) inserted.
Brisbane : Western Suburbs Branch, United Nations Association, 1958. Octavo, publisher's wrappers (small paper loss at tail of spine), 64 pp, map, bibliographies, faint water stain to upper section of most leaves, a fair copy. Results of research undertaken by the Western Suburbs Branch of the Queensland United Nations Association, surveying the social, political and …
Maroubra, N.S.W. : H. Chargois, n.d. [c.1935]. Shell-shaped pictorial card, 140 x 115 mm, stapled, original price label at one edge, containing 14 black and white photographic plates, folding concertina style to 80 x 80 mm, designed to be sent through the mail, the publisher's printed address label to the back cover with contemporary manuscript …
London : Edward Arnold & Co., 1924. First edition. Octavo, original decorated orange cloth boards (fine), in illustrated dust jacket (chipping at corners and edges), 303 pp, illustrated with  black and white photographic plates, folding map, internally clean and sound, pale flecking to fore-edge, a very good copy of this North Queensland travel memoir.
Sepia lithographed portrait, 30 x 210 mm, sheet 400 x 275 mm, a separately issued supplement to The Whitehall Review, 20 June 1877; drawn by A. Maclure, lithographed by Maclure & Macdonald; verso blank; in good condition, with some faint foxing and creasing to the upper margin. A half length portrait of Lady Jeannie Lucinda …
MESTON, Archibald, 1851-1924
: compiled under instructions from the Queensland Railway Commissioners. Brisbane, and at Sydney, Melbourne & London : Gordon and Gotch, . First edition. Octavo, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (lightly marked), paste-downs and endpapers with advertisements (rear endpaper with loss at bottom corner), 176 p, illustrated with  leaves of plates, folding colour map of …
Brisbane : Government Printer, 1901. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, expertly rebacked, new endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, pp. viii, 142, illustrations. An in depth look at Queensland and the time of Federation.
Cover title : Album of views in Queensland. Northern scenes & central district. Brisbane : A.J. Cumming Government Printer, . Oblong quarto, illustrated card wrappers (detached), title page,  leaves of photographic illustrations printed recto only.
Brisbane : A. J. Cumming, Government Printer, . Octavo, printed wrappers (stained, spine repaired), pp. 112, colour map, photographic illustrations, a few creases, repairs and marks. A rare work on the Queensland Railways.
Brisbane: Sydney G. Hughes, [1946?]. Oblong octavo, publisher's pictorial stiff wrappers (some foxing and edge wear), staple bound,  pp, all illustrated with full page black and white photographic plates, internally clean and sound, a good copy.
SYDNEY CITY MISSION
Sydney : The Mission, 1914. Folio newspaper, pp 1-16, i-xii supplement, = The proceedings of the 4th Australian City Mission Conference, held in Brisbane, Queensland, July 28th to August 1st 1914; illustrated, advertisements, a very good copy.