• # 16046

    OWEN, Samuel

    [MANUSCRIPT] A List of 18 Male Convicts (Boys) discharged from the Bellerophon Hulk at Sheerness for New South Wales by the Ship Lady East this 21st October 1824.

    [Drop title]. Folio, [4] pp, manuscript in ink on laid paper watermarked Charles Wise 1822 with Britannia surmounted by crown; signed at the foot of the third page by the Bellerophon‘s Commander, Samuel Owen; the list of prisoner profiles, set out in tabular form, contains Commander Owen’s remarks on the conduct and demeanour of each of …

  • # 15736

    GENDRON, Ernest

    [MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l’Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.

    An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel’s infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. …

  • # 15838

    PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804

    Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

    Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …

  • # 15158

    [CROZET, Julien Marie, 1728-1780; SURVILLE, Jean-François-Marie de, 1717-1770] ROCHON, Alexis Marie, editor.

    Nouveau voyage a la Mer du Sud : commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion … On a joint à cet voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages.

    The first French voyages to Australia and New Zealand.  Paris : Barrois l’aîné, 1783. Octavo, quarter calf with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title label over papered boards, expertly rebacked; pp viii, 291, with 7 engraved plates, including folding map; the plates with occasional pale foxing; a very good copy, finely bound. Marc-Joseph Marion du …

  • # 15855

    VANCOUVER, George, 1757-1798; SPARRMAN, Anders, 1748-1820

    En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.

    Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver’s voyage account, being Anders Sparrman’s abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], …

  • # 16035


    [BROADSIDE] Van Diemans Land [i.e. Van Diemen’s Land] / Lillies in a Valley Grew / Lillies and Roses

    Birmingham : Jackson & Son, Printers, 69, Digbeth (From 21, Moor Street.), [circa 1830]. Broadside, 230 x 155 mm, laid down on fine linen; three ballads printed in two columns, with Van Diemans Land occupying the entire left column; some mild creasing, mostly confined to the right edge, and a few tiny areas of loss; …

  • # 16040


    Wesleyan Church, Davey St., Hobart Town. Crouch & Wilson, Architects.

    [Title from caption in image]. [Hobart : s.n., 1870]. Albumen print photograph of an architectural drawing, carte de visite format, 105 x 65 mm, captioned in the image; no photographer’s imprint; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. This carte de visite probably shows the original architect’s impression of the Wesleyan Church …

  • # 16031

    BAILY, Henry Hall

    Photographic portrait of a young girl wearing a fur-trimmed cape and dress, Hobart Town, late 1860s.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), recto and verso of mount with imprint of ‘H.H. Baily, from the London School of Photography, Prize Medallist, Highest Awards for Album Portraits Melbourne Exhibition 1866-67. 94 Liverpool Street, Hobart Town / Tasmanian views from all parts of the Island’; …

  • # 16045

    TAYLOR, George P.

    Photographic portrait of a young woman reclining, posing with skittles. Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1898-1900.

    Silver bromide print, large cabinet card format, 135 x 185 mm (mount), 102 x 135 mm (image), recto of mount with imprint of ‘G.P. Taylor, Reibey Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania’; verso blank; the print with a few tiny spots of foxing, and a small white developing flaw above the left hand skittle. A highly unusual pre-Federation …

  • # 16032


    Photographic portrait of a widowed father with his two sons and the family dog, Hobart, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 165 x 117 mm (mount), recto of mount with imprint of ‘Anson Bros Hobart’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A poignant studio portrait in which the mother’s absence is almost certainly explained by the father’s black mourning armband, made prominent by the photographer in …

  • # 15555

    Fly-fisher in Tasmania

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1961. First edition. Octavo, boards with pictorial dust jacket (some silverfishing), inscription of previous owner, and bookseller’s stamp on half title, pp ix-208, occasional pen annotations.

  • # 15556

    WIGRAM, R.H.

    The uncertain trout

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1951. First edition. Quarto, cloth boards, spine with gilt lettering, with pictorial dust jacket (mild wear to edges), pp 72. A scarce and sought-after classic of Australian flyfishing literature. Richard Henry Wigram emigrated to Tasmania in 1924, and was an avid fisher at an early age. He was known for his …

  • # 15580

    SCHOLES, David

    The way of an angler : an appreciation of fly-fishing on many waters

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press, 1963. First edition. Octavo, patterned boards with dust jacket (some silverfishing), pp 184; photographic plates; a good copy. Discussing fishing regions in Victoria, Tasmania and the Monaro district of New South Wales, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.

  • # 15808

    BOCK, Alfred (1835-1920)

    Photographic portrait of a lady in a fine dress, Hobart Town, circa 1865

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso of mount with imprint in blue ink of Alfred Bock, City Photographic Establishment, 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb studio portrait of a wealthy lady wearing a fine taffeta dress. In her left hand she holds what appears …

  • # 15811

    DURYEA, Townsend (1823-1888); "W.S.E."

    Carte de visite with an acrostic laudatory poem to Tasmanian newspaper publisher and editor John Campbell Macdougall

    Albumen print photograph of a lithographed poem titled ‘An Acrostic’, dated and initialled in the image ‘Hobart Town, 9th August 1848 / W.S.E.’, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘T. Duryea, Artist & Photographer, by Appointment, 66 & 68 King William St., Adelaide / Prize Medal, Universal Exhibition 1867’; both the …

  • # 14854

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1828)

    Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1828. A complete run of 52 issues for the year 1828: vol. XIII, no. 608, January 5, 1828 – vol. XIII, no. 659, December 27, 1828. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues [4] pp; some issues with supplement (Government …

  • # 14853

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1829)

    Hobart : James Ross, Government Printer, 1829. A complete run of 50 issues for the year 1829: vol. XIV, no. 660, January 3, 1829 – vol. XIV, no. 709, December 26, 1829. Large quarto, bound in contemporary blue-papered boards with manuscript dates to front and spine; most issues [4] pp; some issues with supplement (Government …

  • # 14857

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    The Hobart Town Gazette (virtually complete run of issues for the year 1834)

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1834. A run of 49 issues for 1834: vol. XIX, no. 919, January 10, 1834 – vol. XIX, no. 968, December 18, 1834 (missing nos. 918; 928; 969). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with …

  • # 14856

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    The Hobart Town Gazette (complete run of issues for the year 1835)

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1835. A complete run of 52 issues for 1835: vol. XX, no. 970, January 1, 1835 – vol. XIX, no. 1021, December 25, 1835. Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number of issues with supplements (Government acts); some issues with subscriber's name [H.B. Fortesse] …

  • # 14855

    ROSS, James (1786-1838)

    The Hobart Town Gazette (a virtually complete run of issues for the year 1837)

    Hobart : James Ross and George Howe, Government Printers, 1837. A virtually complete run of 51 issues for 1837: vol. XXII, no. 1075, January 6, 1837 – vol. XXII, no. 1126, December 29, 1837 (missing no. 1078; but including the “Extraordinary issue” of July 11 1837). Quarto, all issues stitch bound, various paginations; a number …

  • # 15724

    Photographer unknown.

    [TASMANIA] A daguerreotype portrait of a woman wearing a bonnet and Paisley pattern dress, identified as “Mary Ann Fielding of Australia”

    [Australia? : s.n., circa 1860]. Ninth plate daguerreotype, exposed image 56 x 43 mm, still sealed in its original pressed copper mat and frame, 71 x 55 mm; verso with the original leather backing inscribed in an early twentieth century hand ‘Mary Ann Fielding of Australia. Mother’s namesake’; original string for suspension; the daguerreotype is intact, with scattered tarnishing beneath the cover …

  • # 15686

    [MEAGHER, Thomas Francis, 1823-67]

    [TASMANIA] General Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish Nationalist, convict in Van Diemen’s Land

    [U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1865. Albumen print photograph of a painting or drawing, carte de visite format (102 x 61 mm), printed caption below image ‘Maj. Gen. Meagher’; no studio imprint; in fine condition. Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-67) was a prominent figure in the 1848 Irish Rebellion, during which he was captured by the British and arrested …

  • # 15512

    BANK OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND; [KELLY, James, 1791-1859]

    Bank of Van Diemen’s Land cashier’s cheque, Ten Pounds Sterling in favour of James Kelly, 1829

    ’16th May 1829. Pay to Self for house or Bearer the sum of Ten Pounds Sterling and place the same to Account of James Kelly [signatory]’; 94 x 175 mm, clean and legible. James Kelly (1791-1859), whaler and sealer, pilot and harbourmaster at Hobart Town, is known as the ‘father and founder of whaling’ in Tasmania (see entry on …

  • # 15806

    CLEVELAND, Charlotte (1819-1884)

    Journal of Charlotte Cleveland describing her voyage from London to Launceston, 9 April – 4 August 1852.

    A hitherto unknown manuscript copy of Charlotte Cleveland’s famous journal, apparently commissioned by her daughter Edith, probably between 1890 and 1900. Late nineteenth century notebook. Small octavo, original black cloth card covers (now detached); manuscript in ink on ruled paper, pp [1], 1-117, [4], 118-140; first page inscribed in ink in the hand of Charlotte Cleveland’s …

  • # 15379

    PHILP, James E. (lithographer) (1830 - 1865)

    Congregational Church. Davey Street, Hobart Town – Tasmania. George Clarke, Minister

    Tinted lithograph, 555 x 385 (sheet), marks to extreme margins, else fine. Printed in Melbourne by James Fergusson, circa 1857. Tiffin & Davidson were the architects. The foundation stone was laid on 31 July 1856 and the opening service was held on 16 August 1857.

  • # 15271

    GREENWOOD, John; SPEAK, Henry

    A small archive of letters relating to the Baptist community at Constitution Hill, Van Diemen’s Land, 1860-62.

    The unpublished letters in this recently discovered archive were written at Constitution Hill, north of Hobart Town, by John Greenwood (1778-1866), a devout Baptist and uncle of the noted early Tasmanian Baptist, Henry Speak. They are addressed to Greenwood’s former Baptist friends in New York State, where Greenwood had lived for a period earlier in his life after emigrating …

  • # 14882

    STANTON, Don E.

    Oh Australia!

    Bermagui Sth., N.S.W. : Maranatha Revival Crusade, [1979]. Series: Monthly Message, no. 26. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with stain), stapled, 112 pp, illustrated; a couple of annotations in biro, otherwise a very good copy. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (title page). Christian religious pamphlet written by an …

  • # 14950

    MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers

    [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Zoological Society of London.

    Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], [1929]. 26th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (a little creased), pp i-xviii, 1-106, xix-xxii, photographic illustrations, folding map; bottom corners dog-eared and some damp marks to outer leaves; else a good …

  • # 14911

    KENYON, Alfred Stephen

    Stone implements of the Australian Aborigine. Guide to the classified collection

    in the Australian Room, National Museum, Public Library Buildings, Melbourne, arranged for the Australian meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Melbourne : Arnale and Jackson Press, 1914. Octavo, printed green wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy. The collection is comprised mainly of artefacts from southeastern Australia, but also includes stone …

  • # 14904

    PARKER, R.S. (Robert Stewart) et al.

    New states for Australia : The Australian Institute of Polictical Science ;

    Spring Forum ; 1955 ; Proceedings. Sydney : Australian Institute of Polictical Science, 1955. Quarto, original card covers, roneo printed, 90 pp, 1 folding table, 3 folding maps; a very good copy. Contains four papers delivered at the Armidale forum by R.S. Parker (New states for Australia : why new states?), J. MacDonald Holmes (The proposed …

  • # 14800

    Photographer unknown.

    Tasmanian Smelting Co. Works, Zeehan, Tasmania, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 84 x 84 mm, small typed paper label with caption '104. Zeehan'; in fine condition.

  • # 14472

    [MULGRAVE, Peter Archer, 1778-1847]

    The Tasmanian. Volume II, number 56. March 21, 1828. Subscriber copy of P.A. Mulgrave.

    Hobart Town : Printed and published by John Campbell MacDougall, at the Tasmanian Office, Elizabeth Street, March 21 1828. Folio newspaper, [4] pp, upper margin of first page with subscriber's name 'P.A. Mulgrave, J.P.' inscribed in ink and 2d newspaper duty stamp in orange; old folds (some tearing along the fold lines); a fragile but …

  • # 14528


    Great suffragette demonstration in London. The Australian section

    forming up on the Thames Embankment. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Wellington ; London : The Rose Stereograph Co., [1911]. Stereoscopic gelatin silver print photograph (mount 95 x 175 mm), from the series Great suffragette demonstration in London, serial no. 11,954, printed title beneath the images; recto of mount imprinted The Rose Stereographs Melbourne ; Sydney …

  • # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • # 14233

    Gourié, E.

    Manuscript map of Australia, dated 1835

    Ink and wash on paper, 350 x 455 mm (sheet); laid down on modern backing sheet; some loss along the early vertical fold line (mainly at the extremities) and in bottom left corner of sheet. A relatively early manuscript map showing Australia and Van Diemen's Land, as well as New Guinea and parts of the …

  • # 2049

    [TASMANIA; MELBOURNE] Archive of ephemera relating to Robert William Nutt, lawyer and politician

    Robert William Nutt (1813-1891) was one of Van Diemen's Land's pre-eminent early lawyers, practicing in partnership with Gamaliel Butler in Hobart Town in the 1840s. He was also a Member of the Legislative Council of Van Diemen's Land for 1851-52. In the late 1850s he relocated to Melbourne to work with James Hunter Ross, one …

  • # 13978

    Report from Select Committee on the colonial military expenditure :

    With the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be printed, 7 August 1834. Folio, parliamentary paper, disbound, pp. viii; 181; [149], folioated in pen upper right corner, a fine copy.  Parliamentary inquiry into the expenditure at military garrisons in British colonies, including Malta, Gibralter, the West Indies, West …

  • # 13798



    Lyon : Société Economique d'Alimentation, [c.1910]. Trade card, 73 x 166 mm, recto with chromolithographed design featuring a thylacine, Australian Aborigines and mia-mia, and a sulphur-crested cockatoo; verso with printed information about the Société Economique d'Alimentation in Lyon; in fine condition.

  • # 13839

    MICHEL, Ernest

    A travers l’hémisphère sud

    : Equateur, Panama, Antilles, Mexique, Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zélande, Tasmanie, Australie. Limoges : Marc Barbou, n.d. [c.1890]. Quarto, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt (rubbed), front hinge weakened, all edges gilt, 296 pp, illustrated with lithographed plates and line drawings in the text; scattered foxing; a good copy.  French travel memoir which includes detailed accounts of visits to …

  • # 13591

    BONWICK, James

    John Batman, the founder of Victoria (Presentation copy inscribed for Redmond Barry)

    Melbourne : Fergusson and Moore, 1868. Second edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper for “His Honour Sir Redmond Barry”. Small octavo, original blind embossed green cloth with gilt lettering to upper board, front pastedown with armorial bookplate of John McMahon and bookplate of John Chapman tipped in, pp 105, [2] …

  • # 13297


    [IMMIGRATION] Australia : its resources and production

    /​ issued on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia under the authority of the Minister for Markets and Migration. Melbourne : Dept. of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, 96 pp, black and white photographic illustrations, statistical tables; a fine copy. Copies of this edition are recorded in five …

  • # 12742

    CHEYNE, John Powles

    Relics of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition, recently brought home by Captn. McClintock R.N.

    Sent here by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. [Title from ms. label in image] [London : s.n., c.1861]. Stereographic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 65 mm (irregular), on pale yellow card mount; verso blank; the albumen prints are in fine condition and the mount is free from foxing. In 1861, with …

  • # 12825

    MORRIS, Alfred

    Road to Mt. Wellington, near Springs

    [Title from contemporary pencil inscription verso]. Circa 1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 75 x 75 mm (irregular), on sky blue card mount, embossed imprint at right margin “A. Morris Photo.”; the left hand albumen print has two small spots of surface loss (at left edge and in the sky area); the right …

  • # 12747

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890) (attributed)

    Falls of the Clyde, Tasmania

    [Title from contemporary inscription verso]. 1861-1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm, on pale cream coloured card mount; the albumen prints are in good condition.

  • # 12745

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890) (attributed)

    Hobart Town from the tower of St. David’s

    [Title from contemporary inscription verso]. 1861-1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm, on pale grey card mount; the albumen prints are in good condition.

  • # 12744

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890) (attributed)

    St. David’s, Hobart Town, Tasmania

    [Title from contemporary inscription verso]. 1861-1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm, on pale yellow card mount; the albumen prints are in good condition.

  • # 12743

    CLIFFORD, Samuel (1827-1890) (attributed)

    Hobart Town from the Wharf

    [Title from contemporary inscription verso]. 1861-1865. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 80 x 80 mm, on pale yellow card mount; a 15 mm tear at upper edge, otherwise the albumen prints are in good condition.

  • # 12284

    BACKHOUSE, James (1794-1869); TYLOR, Charles

    The life and labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania [Presentation copy]

    London : A. W. Bennett; York : Thomas Brady, 1862. First edition. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked brown cloth boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and ornament, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the first blank: “Sarah Jane Backhouse, Darlington, from her afft. Uncle, James Backhouse of York. 1862”; frontispiece lithographed portrait of Geo. …

  • # 12134

    BEATTIE, John Watt (1859-1930); MUNDY, Godfrey Charles (1804-1860)

    [TASMANIA] The Convict Railway, P.A. [Port Arthur]

    Hobart : J.W. Beattie, [between 1895 and 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm, mount with contemporary manuscript caption The Convict Railway, P.A., and stamped imprint with manuscript entries of J.W. Beattie, Hobart, no. 482B Lecture no. 16, with small label numbered 2; in fine condition. A photographic image of a drawing …

  • # 11931

    [TASMANIA] Souvenir of Scottsdale centenary celebrations 1855-1955

    [Scottsdale, Tas. : s.n., 1955]. Oblong octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, 40 pp, illustrated, a good copy.