South Australia

  • # 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 …

  • # 24520

    KERR, D. B. (Donald Beavis) (1919-1942)

    Form A.73. (June 1938) Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s, Air Gunner’s and W/T operator’s Flying Log Book. 416431 Kerr D. B.

    [Title from cover]. Octavo (205 x 140 mm), original printed blue cloth over boards, upper board with the owner’s name and service number in manuscript ‘KERR, D. B. 416431’; first page titled ‘Certificates of Qualification’, with manuscript entries recording Kerr’s qualifications as a Dead Reckoning Navigator (12 November 1941), Bomb Aimer (10 January 1942), Air …

  • # 26046

    GAUL, John; [COLLISON, Herbert William, 1847-1878]

    [SOUTH AUSTRALIA] Photographic portrait of H. W. Collison, of Adelaide. Taken in Melbourne, October 1866.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 101 x 63 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘Photographed from life by Gaul, 75 & 77 Swanston St. Melbourne’, and with fully contemporary caption in ink ‘H. W. Collison, Oct. 1866’; the print has a couple of small toning spots but is otherwise in very good condition; the mount has …

  • # 15802

    WYATT, William (1838-1872)

    Somewhere in the Hills

    [South Australia], 1862. Title from artist’s caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 90 x 160 mm; signed and dated lower right ‘Wm. Wyatt J[unior] d[epinxit]. 1862.’; in good condition, with a tiny spot of restoration to the outline of the hill at upper left; mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was …

  • # 26026


    Photographic portrait of Carl Gaden of Mt. Gambier, South Australia, mid 1880s.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 166 x 110 mm (mount); verso of mount with imprint of ‘Hammer & Co., Photographers, 172 Rundle Str., Adelaide’, and old identifying caption in pencil ‘Carl Gaden (Mt. Gambier)’; both the print and mount are in fine condition. The Adelaide studio of German-born photographer William H. (Wilhelm Heinrich) Hammer was …

  • # 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. …

  • # 25655

    MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    Ayers Rock. Its people, their beliefs and their art

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1965 (1966 reprint). Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (price clipped), pp. xvi; 208, illustrated. A study of the Pitjandjara people of central Australia.

  • # 25819


    Aboriginal Australia

    Canberra : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1992. Illustrated card portfolio (creased) with 12 illustrated booklets on Aboriginal culture, each between 12 – 16 pages: Australian languages Bush food Carving and sculpture Fibrecrafts Hunting and gathering Rock art Tools, weapons and utensils Aboriginal people of New South Wales Aboriginal …

  • # 25933

    HELE, Ivor

    The art of Ivor Hele

    With preface by Sir Will Ashton. Adelaide : Rigby Limited, 1966. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 22, 83 plates (36 in colour). Scarce

  • # 26025

    ECCLESTON, Gregory C.

    Granville Stapylton : Australia Felix 1836 : second in command to Major Mitchell (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Evandale Publishing, 2018. Oblong quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. xix; 250; 46 pages of plates, a fine, new copy, signed by the author. “Granville Stapylton Australia Felix 1836 Second-in-command to Major Mitchell is based on the true journals of the pioneer land surveyor Granville Stapylton when he accompanied Major Thomas Mitchell on the famous ‘Australia …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25822


    S. T. Gill. The South Australian years 1839 – 1852

    Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 1986. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. viii; 120, a very good copy of the paperback edition.

  • # 25258

    SCOTT, Charles P. (1878-1928)

    Head and shoulders portrait of a Dieri woman. Hergott Springs, South Australia, early 1900s.

    Large format silver bromide print photograph, 350 x 280 mm, unmounted; verso with the photographer’s wet stamp ‘Chas. P. Scott, Waymouth St., Adelaide’ and photographer’s (?) inscription in pencil ‘Black gin / Hergott Springs 441 miles north of Adelaide’, along with the original owner’s name in ink ‘E. S. Chase’, who also wrote over the …

  • # 25464

    The Franco-British Exhibition : official souvenir

    London : Hudson &​ Kearns, [1908]. Oblong quarto (215 x 275 mm), original printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, staple bound, pp [2], [28], all full-page b/w photographic plates with captions beneath; includes a view of the Australia Pavilion; top edges a little dog-eared, tiny chip at fore-edge of some leaves, but otherwise …

  • # 25730

    McCARTHY, Frederick D.

    Australian Aboriginal rock art

    Sydney : Trustees of the Australian Museum, 1962. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, pp 72. Illustrated throughout with colour and photographic plates; a fine copy.