Western Australia

  • # 29357

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU.

    You must come and see us too! : the Western third of Australia

    [Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo (215 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [40] pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and [4] full-page colour plates of native flowers; a very good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.

  • # 29345

    Western Australia. Government Tourist Bureau.

    You must come and see us too! : the Western third of Australia

    [Perth, W.A. : Government Tourist Bureau, 1937 or 1938]. Octavo (215 mm), pictorial wrappers (pale foxing), staple bound, [40] pp, with sepia tone photographic illustrations and [4] full-page colour plates of native flowers; a very good copy. The text begins “Looking back 109 years”, which suggests a publication date of 1937 or possibly 1938.

  • # 29330

    Australia. Minister for Markets and Migration.

    Something about Australia

    Melbourne : Queen City Printers, for Commonwealth Department of Markets and Migration, 1926. Small narrow quarto, pictorial textured brown paper covers, original green silk ties, 32 pp, chiefly illustrated with half-tone photographic plates of Australian primary and secondaty industries and views of urban centres; a fine copy. Publication designed to attract prospective immigrants to Australia …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 27237

    [STOUT, Stephen Montague, 1831-1886, attributed]

    Studio portrait of Mrs George Haysom and Mrs Edward Haysom. Perth, Western Australia, 1865.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 107 x 62 mm (mount), verso with contemporary inscription in ink: Mrs George Haysom / Mrs Edward Haysom. Australia, 1865; the albumen print has a couple of minor toning spots but is otherwise superb, with excellent tonal range and clarity; the mount has some very light foxing. A …

  • # 29111

    WATSON, Penny

    Tjanpi desert weavers (softcover edition)

    Compiled by Penny Watson for Tjanpi Desert Weavers ; Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, [2012]. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 367, extensively illustrated. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles …

  • # 29024

    BARDON, Geoff

    Aboriginal art of the Western Desert

    Melbourne : Rigby, 1979. First edition. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 71, illustrated. A fine copy The first edition of the first book on the Papunya Tula art movement. Includes 24 illustrated works by Old Walter Tjampatjimpa, Johnny Warrangula Tjaparula, Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamara, Old Tutuma Tjapangati, Old Mick Tjakamara, Bill Stockman Tjapaltjari, Johnny …

  • # 28392

    DORNEY, Muriel

    An adventurous honeymoon : the first motor honeymoon around Australia (signed copy)

    Brisbane : John Dorney, [1928]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, slightly rubbed, tape marks to preliminaries, pp. [vi]; 21; (4 – adverts), map, photographic illustrations. Presentation inscription ‘With compliments from Muriel Dorney) on first blank, the author correcting the publisher’s address on the title page in pen, previous owner’s name to title page, a very good copy. …

  • # 28674

    WATSON, Penny

    Tjanpi desert weavers (hardcover edition)

    Compiled by Penny Watson for Tjanpi Desert Weavers ; Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council. Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, [2012]. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 367, extensively illustrated. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an employment enterprise within the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council. The latter was formed as a response to the land rights struggles …

  • # 28637

    COWAN, James

    Balgo : new directions

    Sydney : Craftsman House 1999. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 143, illustrated. The Aboriginal artists of the Balgo Hills in Central Australia. A fine copy.

  • # 28546

    MOLLISON, James et al.

    Fred Williams : Pilbara series

    Melbourne : Ian Potter Museum of Art, 2000. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 44. Colour illustrations throughout.

  • # 28499

    BRADDON, Russell

    Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition

    Sydney : Collins in association with the Royal Geographic Society, 1986. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 160, illustrated. The North Australian Expedition of 1855-56 was led by Augustus Gregory and is documented in the sketches, watercolours and oil paintings of Thomas Baines, formerly in the collection of the Royal Geographic Society, and now in the …

  • # 28324

    GOODING, Janda

    Western Australian art and artists 1900 – 1950

    Perth : The Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1987. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 124, illustrated.  

  • # 28326

    PARKER, Adrian

    Images in ochre : the art and craft of the Kunwinjku

    Sydney : Kangaroo Press, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, slight moisture wave, illustrated. Includes works by Joshua Bangar; Abraham Dakgalawuy; Mark Nadjongorle; John Lemibanda; Chris Ngaboy; David Cameron; Alex Nganjmirra; Thompson Nganjmirra; Danny Djorlom;  Trevor Nganjmirra, Kunwinjku people of Kakady and west Arnhem Land.

  • # 28237

    ACKER, Tim (editor)

    Ngaanyatjarra : art of the lands

    Perth : UWA Publishing, 2012. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers, pp. ix, 281, extensively illustrated. Captures the elegant complexity of desert life, revealing the worlds within worlds that is Ngaanyatjarra culture, and invites us to share in honouring the ancient heritage of the Ngaanyatjarra community, celebrating its myriad contemporary expressions. Documents the Warakurna, Papulankutja, Tjarlirli, Kayili, …