• # 19629

    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 …

  • # 19494

    BENNETT, Mary M. (1881-1961)

    Human rights for Aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?

    Brisbane : Printed by “Truth” and “Sportsman” Ltd., [1957?]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (sunned at edges), lower wrapper with map of Central and Western Aboriginal Reserves and the Rocket Range, staple bound, 63 pp, illustrated, a fine copy. An important work by a significant advocate of Aboriginal rights, based to a large extent on Bennett’s …

  • # 12178

    GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE. [ARROWSMITH, John, 1790-1873]; [GIPPS, George Sir, 1791-1847]

    [STRZELECKI] Return to an address of the Honorable the House of Commons, dated 26 February 1841

    : 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, …

  • # 18997


    Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

    Mt. Isa : Mt. Isa Chamber of Commerce, circa 1970. Tourist brochure, single folded sheet, 220 x 560 mm, folding to 220 x 97 mm, printed on both sides (12 panels in total), illustrated in colour with accompanying text; fine condition.

  • # 19147

    CORBETT, Francis

    [IRRIGATION] On Abyssinian tube wells

    / by Francis Corbett, Esq. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1874. Octavo, original printed wrappers (small ink spot to front), stitched, 6 pp; a very good copy. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 18 July 1874, on the construction and effectiveness of the so-called “Abyssinian tube well”, a …

  • # 19250

    VOWLES, George (1844 - 1928)

    Sunbeams in Queensland

    Brisbane : printed by Rogers & Harley, 1870. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated green cloth (marked) with binder’s ticket of O’Hagen, Brisbane, yellow endpapers, pp. xi; [i]; 204, occasional foxing. The first published book of poetry by a Queensland born writer. Vowles was born in Ipswich in 1844.

  • # 19313

    SMITH, William Ramsay (1859-1937) ; UNAIPON, David (1872-1967)

    Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals

    /​ by W. Ramsay Smith ; with sixteen plates in colour by Alice Woodward, and other illustrations. London : George G. Harrap and Co., 1930. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial cloth with gilt lettering (fine) in like dust jacket, 356 pp, [63] plates (16 in colour), fore-edges uncut, internally clean and bright; an exceptional …

  • # 18849

    WENDT, Frank

    Australian Aborigines from North Queensland in R.A. Cunningham’s second touring company, New York, early 1894.

    New York : Frank Wendt, [1894]. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format (105 x 163 mm, mount), recto imprinted in gold lettering at left hand margin ‘Australian Boomerang Throwers. Frank Wendt, Photo. Artist, New York’; the albumen print with some very light surface rubbing, else fine; verso blank. There are very few known photographic images …

  • # 18809

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, late 1890s

    Albumen print photograph, 240 x 370 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with later pencil inscription ‘Main street, Bundaberg’; unmounted; a superb print with beautiful tones and sharp detail; the small white fleck at upper left is in the negative. A large format view of Bourbong Street looking west, with the Post Office in the distance. …

  • # 18808

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, late 1890s

    Albumen print photograph, 260 x 370 mm, no photographer’s imprint; verso with faint contemporary pencil inscription ‘Ruthven Street, Toowoomba’; unmounted; tiny loss at bottom right corner, otherwise a superb print with beautiful tones and sharp detail. A wonderful, large format view of Ruthven Street looking south, with much of the street signage legible. Prominent businesses …

  • # 18807

    WIDE WORLD PHOTO (staff photographer)

    Group of Aboriginal men dressed for a performance for tourists, Palm Island, North Queensland, circa 1930.

    Press photograph, printing out paper, glossy print, 200 x 240 mm, verso with wet stamps of Wide World Photo and Chicago Daily Mail, original journalist’s typed description and cutting from printed newspaper version, plus editor’s annotations; in very good condition. ‘Palm Island was gazetted as an Aboriginal reserve in June 1914 and in 1918, a …

  • # 19259

    HALEY, Martin

    More poems and another preface

    Brisbane : Economy Printers, 1938. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (corners chipped), pp, 98. Scarce.

  • # 16716

    KENNA, Francis

    Songs of a season

    Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1895. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth over bevelled boards, upper board lettered and decorated in gilt (upper board marked), previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, title page with original owner’s initials ‘E.B.L.’ and date ‘16.2.95’, pp. 52, occasional pencilled marginalia; otherwise a very good copy. Collection …

  • # 16835

    BUCKBY, Samuel

    ‘Neath sunny skies : a further selection of poems

    Brisbane : W.R. Smith & Paterson Pty Ltd, 1944. Octavo, original integral pictorial wrappers (lightly marked, chipped at foot of spine) over boards, front hinge cracked, signed by the author on the title page with the date 9/11/46, pp. 103, including a number of black-and-white photographic illustrations; previous owner’s bookplate to inside front cover, front …

  • # 17069

    STOKES, John Lort (1811-1885)

    Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley’s visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.

    London : T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, thick octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards, spines (a little faded) with gilt lettering and gilt kangaroo and emu vignettes; hinges expertly strengthened; pp xv, 521 ; x, 543; with 8 folding engraved maps (6 in endpockets) and 26 plates (15 engraved, 11 lithographed) depicting …

  • # 15788

    DIGGLES, Silvester (1817-1880)

    The ornithology of Australia : being illustrations of 244 Australian birds, with descriptive letter-press.

    [Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, 1866-1870]. Folio, nineteenth century gilt-lettered cloth (joints a little worn), bookplate to the front pastedown of English ornithologist George Dawson Rowley, manuscript list of plates tipped-in, manuscript title leaf supplied (lacking the printed title), unpaginated, 126 hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, each with an accompanying …