• # 30460

    STEELE, J. G.

    Conrad Martens in Queensland : the frontier travels of a colonial artist

    Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 1978. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 150, illustrated. Biographical sketch; Martens visit to the Brisbane area and Darling Downs; notes on and illustrations of his sketches and paintings including a few depicting Aboriginal inhabitants

  • # 29899

    McKINLAY, John (1819-1872)

    McKinlay’s journal of exploration in the interior of Australia : (Burke Relief Expedition)

    With three maps. Melbourne : F.F. Bailliere, [1862]. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked plum cloth over boards by Detmold of Melbourne with ticket (spine sunned), small repairs to head a foot of spine,  spine with gilt lettering and ornament, advertisements to endpapers, pp [4] advertisements, 136, [3] advertisements, 3 folding maps in pocket at …

  • # 29898

    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, binding as per Wantrup Aib, original embossed olive cloth boards (corners bumped), spine with gilt lettering, rebacked, pp 8 (publisher’s advertisements), xx, 544, frontispiece and 6 aquatint plates (1 folding), (8 – a second set …

  • # 29864

    HENRY, David (editor)

    An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.

    The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.  And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …

  • # 30098


    Australasia. Correspondence relating to Chinese immigration into the Australian colonies, with a Return of Acts passed by the Legislatures of those Colonies and of Canada and British Columbia on the subject.

    London : Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1888. Folio (330 mm), printed blue wrappers (a little chipped at edges, paper loss along spine), pp x, 87; a few pencilled annotations, but a very clean copy in the original wrappers.

  • # 28335

    CIGALE, Matej (editor); KÖKE, Friedrich (lithographer); MATICA SLOVENSKA (publisher)

    [MAP] Avstralijia.

    [Ljubljana] : Matica Slovenska, [1871] (publisher) ;  Dunaj : vrezal na kamen in tiskal F. Köke, [1871] (printer). Chromolithograph map, 390 x 495 mm; shows Australasia, the Malay Archipelago, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia; old folds, but a very good example. Trove locates no examples of this scarce separately-issued map from Atlant, the first atlas of the world …

  • # 30204

    MATTHEWS, Tony

    Shipwrecks and seafarers’ scandals : true tales from colonial Queensland and the South Pacific

    Rockhampton, Qld. : Central Queensland University Press, 2000. First edition. Small quarto (245 x 175 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp [4], 250, with b/w illustrations, maps; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to inner front wrapper. Stories of blackbirding, missionaries, island traders, cannibalism, escaped convicts from New Caledonia, pirates …

  • # 30186

    MACKELLAR, Chips

    Sivarai : memories of Papua New Guinea

    [Hervey Bay, Qld. : Pukpuk Publishing, 2013]. Large quarto (300 x 210 mm), cloth backed pictorial wrappers with clear plastic outer wrapper, pp 302, with photographic illustrations, map; a fine copy. “Sivarai is a story about Papua New Guinea during the Australian Administration and for several years after Independence in 1975. It is a mosaic …

  • # 30150

    TROLLOPE, Anthony

    Australia and New Zealand.

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1874. Authorized Australian edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), gilt-lettered brown cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 691; upper hinge split, internally clean. Chapters on all the Australian colonies, as well as New Zealand, with sections on Aborigines, the gold rush, natural history, religion, education, farming, and much else. Ferguson 17336 (with …

  • # 30071


    The insects of Australia And New Zealand.

    / With eight plates in colour by P. Tillyard. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1926. First edition. Thick octavo (245 mm), publisher’s brown cloth over boards (boards rubbed and marked, spine flecked and softened at head and tail, cloth starting to split mid-way along rear joint), pp. xvi, 560; b/w frontispiece; b/w diagrams throughout, 8 colour …

  • # 30205

    HILDER, Brett

    The voyage of Torres : the discovery of the southern coastline of New Guinea and Torres Strait by Captain Luis Baéz de Torres in 1606.

    St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press, 1980. Small quarto (245 x 185 mm), publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gilt lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket, endpaper colour maps, xxxii, [1], 194, with numerous maps and charts (several colour), b/w plates; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate …

  • # 30209


    The life of Captain James Cook

    London : Adam & Charles Black, 1974. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth in price-clipped dustjacket (light handling wear), top edge stained blue, pp. xii; 760, illustrated with photographic reproductions of maps, charts, engravings and manuscripts, folding maps, small stain to fore edge and a couple of very minor pen marks, a very good copy.

  • # 30206

    WRIGHT, Judith

    In the garden of good and evil

    Judith Wright with words by Daniel Mafe. Sydney : Piper Press and Judith Wright, [2016]. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. [30], illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies, of which 50 are reserved for the deluxe edition. This new book beautifully presents images of Brisbane artist, Judith Wright’s work, In the Garden of Good and Evil (2014-2016), a …

  • # 30137


    Highlights of Brisbane : the complete guide for visitors

    Melbourne : Aztec Services, 1949. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (light wear), pp. 40, advertisements, map inside back cover.

  • # 30083

    BANFIELD, Edmund James (1852-1923)

    [QUEENSLAND] The confessions of a beachcomber.

    London : T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1913. Third impression. Octavo, publisher’s cloth boards, edges rubbed, pp. xii, 336, black-and-white photographic plates throughout; foxing to preliminaries and edges; a good copy in original binding. An account of the author and naturalist’s experiences living as the only white man in an indigenous Australian community in Far North …

  • # 29046

    Photographer unknown.

    Billy Billy Mary and two other Aboriginal men photographed at Cloncurry, northwest Queensland, 1913.

    Gelatin silver print, 40 x 60 mm, laid down on a section cut from an old travel album page, with the photographer’s racist inscription beneath the image in white ink, dated at Cloncurry, 1913; the photograph is in good condition, with enough clarity to enable us to read the name ‘Billy Billy Mary’ on the …