• # 35314

    MOORE, Clive

    The forgotten people : a history of the Australian South Sea Island community

    From the ABC Broadband Radio Series first broadcast January 10-12, 1978. Sydney : The Australian Broadcasting Commission, 2001. Trade paperback, octavo (195 mm), pictorial wrappers, pp 95, b/w photographic illustrations, bibliography; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the front wrapper. ‘The amazing story …

  • # 34051

    British New Guinea. Administrator.

    Annual Report on British New Guinea from 1st July 1890 to 30th June 1891; with appendices.

    At head of title: 1892. Queensland. Brisbane : James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1890. Foolscap folio (330 mm), string bound, pp xxviii, 149, with 1 lithographed ornithological plate (views of the bower of Amblyarnis subalaris) and 13 large folding maps at rear (including Misima Island, Cape Vogel, Cape Nelson, Oro Bay, Bamu River, and Fergusson …

  • # 34050

    British New Guinea. Administrator.

    Annual Report on British New Guinea from 1st July 1891 to 30th June 1892; with appendices.

    At head of title: 1893. Queensland. Brisbane : James C. Beal, Government Printer, 1890. Foolscap folio (330 mm), staple bound, pp 113, with 8 lithographed plates (including profiles of the Mount Suckling Range and geological sections) and 9 large folding maps at rear (including Collingwood Bay, Kiriwina, and Goodenough and Fergusson Islands); Appendix U, Native …

  • # 35280

    Photographer unknown.

    [QUEENSLAND] Three amateur stereoview photographs taken by a visitor to Brisbane and Mooloolaba in April 1908.

    Three stereoscopic gelatin silver printing-out-paper print photographs, each individual image 75 x 94 mm, on original plain board mounts in identical format 101 x 177 mm; versos with descriptive captions in ink in the hand of the photographer; the photographs are in good condition (one has a developing flaw on its left-hand print); two of the mounts …

  • # 35311

    J. J. HOGG & CO.

    [QUEENSLAND] Studio portrait of William Henry Norman. Brisbane, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 163 x 106 mm (mount); verso inscribed in pencil ‘William Henry Norman. b. 6/2/1845’; both the print and mount are in very good condition. We have not been able to ascertain whether William Henry Norman (1845-1918), who was born in Barnstaple, Devon, and emigrated to Queensland, was related to his …

  • # 35480

    PLIMER, Nathaniel, 1757-1822, attributed

    A portrait miniature of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Brisbane, sixth Governor of New South Wales, 1821-1825

    A fine portrait of a distinguished administrator whose political and social legacies were of immense importance in the shaping of the Colony of New South Wales. Portraits of such significant early Australian figures are of the utmost rarity.  [Attributed to Nathaniel Plimer, probably 1803-1804]. Portrait on ivory, in its original nine-carat gold mount, 70 x 53 mm; verso of …

  • # 35233

    BOWERS, Stephen et al.

    From the earth : contemporary indigenous ceramics from Alice Springs Pottery, Ernabella, Hermannsburg Potters and Tiwi Islands.

    Adelaide : JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition held at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, 13 December 2008 – 25 January 2009. Exhibition concept: Stephen Bowers; exhibition and catalogue development: Margaret Hancock. From the Earth is an investigation exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian ceramics …

  • # 34753


    Progress Reports and Final Report of the Exploration Committee.

    Melbourne : Royal Society of Victoria, [1863-73]. Small folio (315 x 200 mm), original printed papered limp boards (scuffed and marked) with cloth back strip; pp. [vi], 8, 4, 2, 6, 4, 4, 8, 6, 6, 8 (all on blue paper) + 16 (last leaf blank) on white; complete, with all of the reports in …

  • # 35120

    POIGNANT, Roslyn et al.

    Yolngu : Aboriginal cultures of North Australia

    Brighton [England] : Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery & Museums, [1988]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 67, illustrated. ‘Catalogue of items in Brighton exhibition; exhibition also includes items from Queensland such as bicornual basket from Cardwell district, and painted shields from northeastern Queensland.’ – Trove.

  • # 34367

    NIESCHE, Charles (publisher); DURYEA, Townsend, (photographer)

    Portrait of Sir Anthony Musgrave, Governor of South Australia, circa 1875.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 60 mm (mount); captioned in the image ‘Sir Anthony Musgrave / Melbourne copy’; verso with the lithographed back mark of ‘C. Niesche, Photographer and Picture Frame Manufacturer, 97 Rundle St., Adelaide’; in good, clean condition; the corners of the mount have been trimmed so the carte …

  • # 34002


    [NEW GUINEA; RUBBER] Prospectus of the extension of the Papuan Planting & Trading Syndicate into the Papuan Planting & Trading Company.

    At head of title: For Private Circulation only. Carlton, Vic. : Ford & Son, printers, [1898]. Foolscap folio (340 mm), [4] pp; original folds, edges with some insect nibbling and very short tears, else clean. ‘Capital – £3,000 in 300 Shares of £10 each. Capital required £1500. 300 Shares are issued at £10 per Share. …

  • # 34592

    ROUGH, Brian G.

    Capturing Brisbane : the city’s first photographers, 1855 to 1901.

    Brisbane, Qld. : the author, 2022. Large quarto (305 x 220 mm), pictorial paper boards, pp 137; biographies of individual photographers and studios, numerous photographic illustrations, glossary of terms, index; errata page loosely inserted; an as new copy of what will surely be a useful reference for collectors of nineteenth-century Australian photographs, as well as …

  • # 34015

    GEIL, William Edgar (1865-1925)

    [NEW GUINEA] Ocean and isle. (First edition, signed by the author)

    Melbourne : Wm. T. Pater & Co., 1902. First edition. Octavo (220 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine (a few light marks, spine ends softened), patterned endpapers, first blank with a Biblical quote (Luke 19:13) inscribed by the author in ink and with his signature beneath in pencil, frontispiece photographic …

  • # 34355

    HAMLYN-HARRIS, R. (editor)

    [TORRES STRAIT; PAPUAN GULF] Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. Volume II. December 10, 1913.

    Brisbane : Queensland Museum, 1913. Small quarto (245 x 185 mm), original printed green wrappers with old paper reinforcement along spine,   pp 38, with 17 full-page b/w photographic plates of ethnographic artefacts (a stone “god” from Darnley Island, Torres Strait; Papuan Gulf masks and headdresses; Queensland bullroarers) which accompany essays by Hamlyn-Harris (Director of …

  • # 32327

    ROUGEMONT, Louis de (Henri Louis GRIN) (1847-1921)

    Louis de Rougement, colonial adventurer and hoaxer: autograph letter, signed, offering stories to an editor for publication. Ampthill, Bedfordshire, 1903.

    Manuscript in ink on ruled paper, 160 x 200 mm; headed ‘Flitwick, Ampthill, 1.7.03’, the letter is addressed to The Author Syndicate, Lincoln Inn Field, London, and is signed at the foot ‘Yours, Louis de Rougemont’; wet stamped ‘Received 2 Jul 03’, and with a correspondence number in red crayon; original vertical fold, clean and …

  • # 33819

    JACKSON, Gladys (1881 - ?)

    Under the banyan (signed presentation copy)

    Hong Kong : privately printed, 1925. Octavo, lettered flushcut cloth wrappers (lightly stained and edge worn), presentation inscription to the front free endpaper ‘To Blanch and George, with best Xmas wishes from Gladys. 166, The Peak, Hong Kong. Dec. 1926.’ pp. [iv]; iv; [ii]; 114, light foxing to preliminaries else very good. Includes a number …