• # 29342


    [QUEENSLAND] Greetings from Bundaberg : 1939 wall calendar

    [Bundaberg] : [s.n.], 1938. Thick board mount, 132 x 105 mm, with tipped-in photograph of Buss Park, Bundaberg and beneath it a miniature printed calendar for the year 1939 with cover caption: Greetings from Bundaberg; original silk ribbon for hanging; some foxing verso, otherwise very good.

  • # 29330

    Australia. Minister for Markets and Migration.

    Something about Australia

    Melbourne : Queen City Printers, for Commonwealth Department of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small narrow quarto, pictorial textured brown paper covers, original green silk ties, 32 pp, chiefly illustrated with half-tone photographic plates of Australian primary and secondaty industries and views of urban centres; a fine copy. Publication designed to attract prospective immigrants to Australia …

  • # 29316

    RYAN, Judith et al.

    Tiwi : art & artists

    Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2020. Quarto (300 mm x 255 mm), boards in dustjacket, pp. 336, illustrated. New copy. Tiwi visual and performative cultural practices have existed for many millennia, but it was only during the twentieth century that a wider public became aware of the magnificence of Tiwi painting and sculpture. This …

  • # 29138

    RIGNEY, Virginia (editor)

    Prizing diversity : the Josephine Ulrick prizes, 1998-2014

    edited by Virginia Rigney and Nigel Krauth. Melbourne : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2015. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 271, illustrated. New copy. This publication celebrates the generosity of two Gold Coast arts identities – Win Schubert and the late Josephine Ulrick – who have, since 1992, sponsored short story, poetry and photography awards administered …

  • # 29146

    LARNER, Bronwyn and CONSIDINE, Fran

    A Complementary caste : a homage to women artists in Queensland, past and present

    5 November-4 December 1988, The Centre Gallery, Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (rubbed), pp. [ii]; 230, illustrated. A detailed survey of women’s artists in Queensland.

  • # 29139

    MENGHETTI, Diane

    Sound of our summer seas

    Diane Menghetti ; with pen and ink drawings by Tate Adams, RE. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2004. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 40, illustrated. New copy. An illustrated account of the history of Japanese culture and influence in Australia, in conjunction with an exhibition co-ordinated by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

  • # 28289

    Photographer unknown.

    Distribution of blankets to Mandandanji people at the Court House, Roma (Queensland), 24 May 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 205 mm, laid down on a nineteenth-century album page (split card); manuscript caption in negative at lower left: ’24TH MAY COURT HOUSE, ROMA’; mount with sequence number ‘114’ in manuscript at bottom margin (presumably written by the album compiler), and later identification in biro ‘Roma’ at top margin. The print …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 28129

    STELTER, J. P. (John Peter)

    Three rare studio portraits of early settlers in Stanthorpe, on Queensland’s Southern Downs, mid 1870s.

    Three albumen print photographs, one with hand colouring, in carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mounts); versos with imprint of ‘J. P. Stelter, Photographic Artist, Maryland Street, Stanthorpe.’; all three prints and mounts are in very good condition. Very few photographs taken by J. P. Stelter, a Prussian-born pioneer photographer of Southern Queensland, …

  • # 28959


    Signed photograph of Australian star of the musical stage, Madge Elliott. Melbourne, June 1924.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, 190 x 145 mm, signed in ink by the sitter ‘Madge Elliott’ at lower right, and ‘Ruskin / Melb.’ by the photographer at lower left; on the original board mount, 350 x 240 mm, imprinted at lower margin: ‘SOUVENIR… Madge Elliott’s Farewell Performance in “Whirled into Happiness”, His Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne …

  • # 27970

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928) (publisher)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Muralag man, Prince of Wales Island, circa 1895.

    Albumen print photograph, 200 x 150 mm; unmounted; blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George St. Sydney’, with generic caption ‘Aboriginal warrior (1382)’ and studio name ‘Kerry Photo Sydney’ in manuscript in the negative; a strong print with excellent contrast and tonal range; nicks at left and right edges, and bent corner …

  • # 28411

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal girls in Girl Guide uniform parading the Union Jack. Yarrabah Mission, Far North Queensland, 1920s.

    [London, U.K. : Newton & Co, 43 Museum Street, between 1920 and 1930]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm; black paper border with ms. caption and old collection number in white ink: ‘256. Girl Guides, N. Queensland’; slide maker’s label partially obscured at top corner; in fine condition. This …

  • # 26005


    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 28848


    Welcome to Alyangula

    [Cairns, QLD] : produced by Public Affairs Department, GEMCO, 1981. First edition. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound; 28 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations, double-page street plan of Alyangula; a good copy. Scarce guide to the mining township of Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria, produced by …

  • # 28849

    GEDDES, W. R. (William Robert)

    Maori and Aborigine : a comparison of attitudes and policies.

    Presidential address delivered by Professor W. R. Geddes, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Sydney, at A.N.Z.A.A.S. Congress, Brisbane, 1961. Fitzroy, Vic. : W. & J. Barr (Printers) Pty. Ltd., [1962]. Series: Aboriginal Affairs Information Paper Number 1, April 1962. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), self-wrappers (old horizontal fold, sunned, short repair at top edge …