Western Australia

  • # 27062


    Sotheby’s. Aboriginal Art. Melbourne, 26-27 July 2004.

    Melbourne : Sotheby’s, 2004. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), illustrated card covers, pp 316; auction catalogue with 595 lots, most illustrated in colour (1 folding plate); including works on paper by 19th century artists Tommy McRae and William Barak; Kimberley bark paintings by Charlie Numbulmoore, Wattie Karruwara and Paddy Djagween and engraved pearl shells by …

  • # 26670


    General description of the Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd, Wiluna, Western Australia. (Prepared for the Members of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy).

    [Wiluna, W.A.] : G. Morteson [for Wiluna Gold Mines Ltd.], [1933]. Small square quarto (245 x 210 mm), original cloth-backed paper wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring a map of Western Australia hand-drawn in black ink, with Wiluna marked in red and the names Meeka[tharra] and Laverton added later in pencil, the upper margin with typed …

  • # 26817

    [ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)]

    Australia : a popular account of its physical features, inhabitants and productions, with the history of its colonization.

    Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1865. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated blue cloth (the upper board showing a gold miner), corners a little rubbed, all edges gilt, prize inscription to front free endpaper, folding frontispiece map printed …

  • # 26811


    Collection of trading cards from the series Highlights of Australian History.

    [Sydney? : Nabisco Australia Pty. Ltd., late 1930s]. 36 trade cards (of 100?) from the series Highlights of Australian History, each 55 x 65 mm, mounted by the original collector on three photograph album pages; a little unevenly trimmed, otherwise good. These cards were issued free with purchases as advertising for biscuit and cereal manufacturer …

  • # 26861


    [ABORIGINES]  L’Australie

    Belgium : Liebig, 1910. Complete set of 6 trade cards, each 73 x 113 mm, rectos with illustrations of Tasmanian Aborigines (including Truganini and William Lanne) and Mount Wellington; Coolgardie and the Kimberley; Queensland Aborigines; MacDonnell Ranges; Aboriginal tree burial; Blue Mountains; kangaroo; emu; Aboriginal hunter; Victorian vineyards, and Arunta tribesmen; versos with explanatory text …

  • # 26803


    Girl Guides “boozing”

    [Between 1930 and 1940]. Kodak gelatin silver print, 67 x 110 mm; unmounted; flawless. Sourced from a broken-up 1930s family album of corner-mounted snapshots that belonged to an unidentified Western Australian family. There are two schools of thought on the question of whether or not a great photograph can be created by just anyone. While …

  • # 26780

    Photographer unknown.

    Aboriginal group on a pastoral station, Western Australia, circa 1890.

    Albumen print photograph, 155 x 200 mm, laid down on its original board mount (175 x 230 mm); no photographer’s imprint; verso with roughly contemporary caption in pencil ‘Australian Aboriginals’; a strong print with great clarity and detail; the mount is clean and stable. [Together with] Chromolithographic postcard of the same image, with printed caption …

  • # 26409

    CALLAGHAN, P., Junior (land agent)

    Handbook and history of Western Australia, containing illustrations of its chief cities and towns, together with an illustrated history of early Melbourne, and views of the capital cities of Australia.

    Melbourne : Robert Barr, 1893. quarto, gilt-lettered plum cloth (dulled and worn, small section of nibbling to spine), advertisements to pastedowns, pp. 52, preliminaries foxed, pen annotations to title page, printed in three columns, with numerous photographic and engraved illustrations, including including full-page maps of Western Australia and Perth and views of Albany, Geraldton, Fremantle, …

  • # 26276

    FORSTER, W. F.

    Alluring Albany : handbook for the port and back country and guide to the chief West Australian health resort.

    Albany, W.A. : W. F. Forster & Co., October 1910. First edition. Oblong quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers (a few marks), panorama frontispiece, some light water staining with adhesion damage to the margin of the panorama, pp. [64], extensively illustrated with photographic plates, time table for the Western Australian Government Railways (24th October 1910) laid in, occasional …

  • # 26441

    OLSEN, John et al.

    The Land beyond Time. Being an exploration of Australia’s North-West Frontiers (deluxe edition)

    With Mary Durack, Geoffrey Dutton, Vincent Serventy and Alex Bortignon. Folio, gilt-lettered leather (slightly scuffed), 312 pp. fully illustrated. Deluxe edition of 500 leather-bound copies signed and numbered by Olsen, Durack, Dutton, Serventy and Bortignon. The magnificent series of work Olsen completed during his expedition into Western Australia, with text by four key writers.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …

  • # 25904


    Travels in Western Australia. Being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state.

    London : William Heinemann, 1902. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt vignettes (a black swan and a gold nugget)  and lettering, previous owner’s wet stamp to half-title, pp. xv, 344, frontispiece with black-and-white photographic portrait of the author; illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographic plates; pages uncut, a fine copy, fresh and clean. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 25659

    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 …