• # 26319

    Unreal shields. Revisiting kingplates – creating etchings with attitude.

    [Cairns, Qld. : Tropical North Queensland TAFE and Banggu Minjaany Arts and Cultural Centre, 2006?]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 80, illustrated. Contemporary indigenous art inspired by colonial kingplates or gorgets.  

  • # 26264


    Ian Fairweather. May 18 – June 14, 1984.

    Brisbane: Phillip Bacon Galleries, 1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (light handling wear), 36pp., illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Foreword by Lawrence Daws. Catalogue by Murray Bail.

  • # 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 …

  • # 25909

    WILEY, John S.

    Aboriginal or Indian nanny with a Caucasian child. Brisbane, early 1890s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 162 x 108 mm (mount), recto of mount with imprint of ‘Wiley, 8 Queen Street, Brisbane’ and monogram ‘W & L’ (Wiley & Lomer); verso blank; a strong print with rich tonal range and great clarity; both print and mount are in superb condition. Brisbane photographer John S. Wiley, …

  • # 5159


    Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1885

    Pen and pencil on thick paper, 260 x 320 mm, signed in upper right margin MacGregor, the focus being the Overland Telegraph running from Adelaide to Darwin, with numerous natural features such as mountains, lakes and rivers delineated, the coastline and colonial borders in red, placenames in black; drawn by a school child probably aged …

  • # 26003


    The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited. Prospectus.

    London : The Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., 13 Fenchurch Avenue, E.C., [1880]. Folio (420 x 265 mm) bifolium, 3 pp, folding to 265 x 105 mm with printed title to outer side; original share application form still loosely enclosed; outer side a little dusty, but a near fine example. ‘The Orient Steam Navigation Company …

  • # 26147

    THURIAN, Aldus (words); GRAHAM, Ev. (Eva Violet) (music); BECK, Jim (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Lips of thine (from Bunyips & Bushland). Ballad.

    / Words by Aldus Thurian. Music by Ev. Graham. [Cover title]. Townsville : A. Thurian (?) (T. Willmett &​ Sons, printer), [c.1945]. Quarto, original decorative wrappers (chipped at top corner), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano), contents clean. Scarce musical setting of a poem by Townsville poet Aldus Thurian, taken from his …

  • # 26002


    Memorandum and Articles of Association of The Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited.

    At head of title: Company limited by shares. Incorporated 12th February, 1878. London : Printed by Waterlow Bros. & Layton, Birchin Lane and Lime Street, E.C., [1878]. First edition. Foolscap folio (330 x 200 mm), original printed pink wrappers (somewhat dusty, old vertical fold, paper split at head of spine), stitched, pp 19; internally clean. …

  • # 26205

    MAYO, Daphne (1895 - 1982)

    Daphne Mayo, sculptor

    [Brisbane] : University Art Museum, University of Queensland, 1981. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 40, illustrated, catalogue of works, text. Foreword by Nancy Underhill, Daphne Mayo tribute by Lloyd Rees, essay by curator Judith McKay.  

  • # 26210


    Marking places. Aboriginal Rainforest Art Group

    Cairns : KickArts Contemporary Arts, 2009. Exhibition catalogue, folding card, illustrated, biographies on 7 artists, price list, invitation, ephemera enclosed. Abe Muriata, Napoleon Oui, Mark Hollingsworth, Michael Anning, Fabian Riley, Daniel Beeron, Theresa Beeron.

  • # 26012


    In the track of the native.

    [Sydney] : T. Tennant, 1944. Fourth edition, revised. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), pictorial wrappers (sunned at top edge), staple bound, 49 pp; an extended photographic essay focusing on the indigenous cultures of northern Australia (Arnhem Land and Far North Queensland) and New Guinea; b/w illustrations throughout reproducing photographs from the author’s own collection …

  • # 25757

    HEISER, Bruce

    Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee goldrush, Central Queensland (signed copy)

    Annerley (QLD) : Koro Press, 2018. Octavo, gilt-lettered black cloth, pp. [vi]; 90, illustrated. Signed by the author on the title page. Tempting Dame Fortune : a brief history of the Dee Gold Rush, Central Queensland chronicles the discovery of gold in the Central Queensland region in the early twentieth century.

  • # 25431

    HAMLYN-HARRIS, R. et al

    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum

    Volumes I – VIII. Brisbane : The Museum, 1912-1924. Eleven volumes, quarto, generally in fine condition, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. The volumes contain a variety of scientific articles including some on mummification of Queensland aborigines. A good run of this scientific journal.

  • # 16488

    WRIGHT, Judith (1915-2000)

    The moving image

    Melbourne : The Meanjin Press, [1946]. First edition. Series: Folios of Australian Poetry. Octavo, cloth boards in dust jacket (a couple of closed tears), front pastedown with later ex libris, pp. 33; internally very clean. Judith Wright’s first published collection of verse.

  • # 25950

    PIGOTT, Louis J.

    The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia

    Brisbane. : Boolarong Press, 2010. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. xii; 214, illustrated. ‘When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. …

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …