Western Australia

  • # 36301

    THOMAS, David

    Australian Aboriginal bark paintings. Newcastle City Art Gallery, Wednesday 4 April – Sunday 29 April 1973.

    [Newcastle, NSW] : Newcastle City Art Gallery, 1973. Small oblong quarto (216 x 278 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled; [12] pp; exhibition catalogue of 33 works with interpretive commentary (5 illustrated); a fine copy. Exhibition curated by David Thomas of bark paintings from Arnhem Land and the Kimberley region of northwest Western Australia, including works from …

  • # 35655


    Goodmans. Aboriginal and Oceanic Fine Art. Tuesday, 26 September 2000.

    Double Bay, NSW : Goodmans Auctioneers & Valuers, 2000. Auction catalogue. Quarto, 270 x 210 mm, 64 pp, 294 lots, many illustrated in colour; includes works by Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi, Narputta Nangala, Eunice Napangardi, Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Queenie McKenzie, plus Arnhem Land barks and sculptures, Kimberley Wandjina paintings by Jack Wherra, Lily …

  • # 35908

    [NORMAN, James, 1790-1868] SCOTT, Thomas Hobbes, Archdeacon; HILL, Richard, Rev.; ARTHUR, George, Lieutenant-Governor

    Official duplicate correspondence re. reimbursement to the Church Missionary Society in Sydney for Rev. James Norman’s passage to Tasmania from England. February-October, 1829.

    [Sydney, NSW, 1829]. Manuscript in ink, [3] pp, foolscap folio bifolium; in the hand of a CMS clerk; being duplicate copies of three letters, comprising: 1. Sydney, 17 February 1829. Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes Scott, to the Rev. Richard Hill of the CMS, Sydney; 2. Sydney, 26 August 1829. Rev. Richard Hill, to Archdeacon Thomas Hobbes …

  • # 36411

    BOURKE, John Phillip (1860 - 1914)

    Off the bluebush : verses for Australians west and east

    by J.P. Bourke (“Bluebush”) ; edited by A.G. Stephens ; illustrated by Ned Wethered. Sydney : Tyrrell’s Ltd., 1915. Octavo, pictorial cloth, bookplates and ownership signatures of The Hon. Sir John Kirwan (Kalgoorlie, W.A., 1915) and Paul R. Le Comte (Perth, 1949) to endpapers, illustrated title page, portrait frontispiece, pp. 200, scattered foxing, illustrations by …

  • # 35535

    TERRY, Martin (editor)

    The voyage of the Batavia

    By François Pelsaert ; reissued with a translation from the original Dutch and a commentary by Martin Terry. Sydney : Hordern House Rare Books for the Australian National Maritime Museum, 1994. Octavo, quarter green Scottish calf over marbled papered boards (edges lightly rubbed), title label to spine, pp. xxiii, 161, folding plates, a couple of …

  • # 36415

    NEEDHAM, J. S. (John Stafford), Rev. (1875-1942) (editor)

    White and black in Australia

    London : Published for the National Missionary Council of Australia by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1935. First edition. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), flush-cut pictorial wrappers, pp 174, plus 16 b/w plates; internally clean and sound, an excellent copy. The work is principally a study of missionary activities in Australia carried out by …

  • # 36294


    Fred Williams : the Pilbara series, 1979-1981

    Melbourne : CRA Limited, 1983. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, corners slightly bumped, light foxing to wrappers, pp. 52, illustrated end papers, preface by Sir Roderick Carnegie, essay on William’s Pilbara series by Patrick McCaughey, numerous colour illustrations of the series of paintings, catalogue of 31 works, very slight handling marks, but a very good copy.

  • # 36281

    CHAPMAN, Barbara

    The colonial eye : a topographical and artistic record of the life and landscape of Western Australia 1798 – 1914

    Perth : Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1979. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, lightly marked, pp. 128, extensively illustrated. A valuable record of colonial art in Western Australia.

  • # 35443

    WEST, Margie (editor)

    Yalangbara : art of the Djang’kawu

    Produced in partnership with Banduk Marika and other members of the Rirratjingu clan, north-east Arnhem Land ; edited by Margie West. Darwin, N.T. : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (note written on lower gatefold), pp. 208, illustrated. “Yalangbara is the first indigenous art publication to focus upon one significant ancestral site. It …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 34601

    [BIRDWOOD, William Riddell, Field Marshal, 1st Baron Birdwood, 1865-1951]; BIRDWOOD, Christopher Bromhead, 2nd Baron Birdwood, 1899-1962 (compiler)

    Birdwood family scrapbook relating to the military service of Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood (Commander of ANZAC) and his son, Major Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (Aide-de-Camp, Australian Corps). Gallipoli, Western Front and India, 1915-1930.

    An important archive containing approximately 50 items of manuscript and printed ephemera (letters, maps, documents and photographs) pertaining to the military service of Field Marshal William Birdwood (1865-1951), commander of ANZAC at Gallipoli in the Great War, and of his son Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (1899-1962), who acted as the Field Marshal’s Aide-de-Camp in France while …

  • # 35843

    LAUDER, Leslie and HOWARD, Mark

    An Introduction to Western Australian colonial furniture

    Photography by Victor France. East Fremantle : Lauder & Howard,1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 85, colour photographs, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 2500 hand-numbered copies. An illustrated guide to mostly jarrah West Australian furniture of the 1830s – 1880s.  

  • # 35729

    DORRINGTON, Lynda et al.

    Before the town got big

    Written by Elisha Buttler, Hamish Morgan, Mags Webster. Perth : FORM, [2010]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 71, illustrated. ‘Published in association with the exhibition held at the Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland, Western Australia, 22 October to 24 December 2010. Artists: Irene Coffin, Noel Garlett, Lily Wilson, Willarra Barker, Topsy Bamba, Biddy Thomas, Joyce Kelly, Anne Sibosado, …

  • # 35760

    JORGENSEN, Darren (editor)

    Bush women

    Fremantle : Fremantle Arts Centre, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 92, illustrated. Catalogue of an exhibition from 2018 which restaged the original exhibition Bush women that took place in Fremantle in 1994.

  • # 34377

    Anon. [after SAINSON, Louis Auguste de, 1800-1887]

    An Aboriginal man of King George’s Sound, Western Australia. Circa 1835.

    Watercolour on laid paper with watermark of a horse and rider and pair of scales, 200 x 148 mm (sheet); captioned in ink ‘Nouvelle Hollande’ at bottom left, and with a foliation number ‘184’ in the same hand at bottom right; the sheet is unmounted (verso blank), and the drawing has survived in fine condition – …