Aboriginal Australia from Rare Illustrated Books

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Jubilee Exhibition of Australian Art

by THOMAS, Laurence, organiser

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Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1951. First Edition. Catalogue for the exhibition organised by Lawrence Thomas. Perhaps most interesting for its mixture of indigenous and non-indigenous artists. Small octavo, decorated wrappers, catalogue with plates in colour and black & white, near fine.
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The Hunted Piccaninnies

by FLEMING, W. M.

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Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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London: J.M. Dent, 1927. First Edition. Edmunds, Kay. First edition. "As pioneers' children always are, we were both pretty well accustomed to looking after ourselves in all ordinary circumstances; in fact we would have laughed at anyone who said we could not look after ourselves in any circumstances. We were soon to find that… Read more
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Woggheeguy

by PARKER, K. Langloh [pseud. Catherine Stow]

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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Adelaide: F. W. Preece and Sons, 1930. First Edition. Nora Heysen. First Edition. Illustrated by Nora Heysen. A collection of twenty-six Aboriginal legends, taken mainly from New South Wales and Queensland. Small quarto, generously illustrated by Nora Heysen throughout with full-page plates and bushland vignettes; original quarter cloth over decorated papered boards, paper spine label, 98 pages; an exceptionally… Read more
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Sydney: Legend Press, 1956. "It was almost certainly Battarbee's paintings of their homeland that first induced Namatjira and his Aboriginal followers to take up water-colour painting. There is perhaps no higher tribute possible to a painter from his public than the admiration that has been bestowed by a dispossessed native population upon an intruding white man engaged in interpreting… Read more
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AU$92.08
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Warlukurlangu Artists. Yuendumu Doors. Kuruwarri

by [Aboriginal Art]

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Published
1987
Edition
First Edition
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Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1987. First Edition. This study of the Warlukurlangu Artists from the Northern Territory explores the complex relationship between paintings, stories and Dreamings. The first painting in the book is of the Young Boys' Dreaming. The book proceeds through 29 other paintings including such Dreamings as Yam, Witchetty Grub, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Honey Ant, Rain… Read more
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The Walkabouts of Wur-Run-Nah

by STOW, Catherine

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Published
1918
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Adelaide: G. Hassell & Son, 1918. Marion Hart. 'In the "Dark Backward" were made the Blackfellows' Fairy Tales...' A tale about a spirited young man called Wur-Run-Nah who leaves his Tauri and goes Walk-About, attempting to climb the Sacred Mountain. Bound in original pictorial wrappers, 33pp, a near fine copy. Illustrated by Marion Hart. Compiled by Catherine Stow from… Read more
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Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo

by CUSACK, Dymphna

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Botany House, 1945. First Edition. SLATER-WIGG, Matt. A charming and somewhat overlooked classic of Australian children's literature by the brilliant Dymphna Cusack. "Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo" places the traditional fairy story within a distinctly Australian setting. Brimming with anthropomorphic characters and bushland babies, rainbow serpents and bunyips - all beautiffuly illustrated by Matt-Slater-Wigg - this small book is a… Read more
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Modern Australian Aboriginal Art

by BATTARBEE, Rex

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Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1951. First Edition. Examines the emergence of the "Hermannsburg School of Native Painting". Chapters on the following Aboriginal artists of historical significance: Albert Namatjira, Edwin, Otto and Reuben Pareroultja, Walter Ebatarinja, Enos, Ewald and Oscar Namatjira, Henoch Raberaba & Richard Moketarinja. Card paper-clipped to front endpaper reads: Merry Christmas Reg, Colin Roderick (highly influential figure… Read more
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WANNA; (A small Tasmanian Aborigine who made friends with Captain Cook at Adventure Bay.)

by J.A Fletcher

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Published
1938
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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AU$165.74

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Melbourne and Sydney: WHITCOMBE & TOMBES, 1938. First Edition. Near fine. Author's presentation copy: 'To Mr. and Mrs H. Pearce with compliments from J.A Fletcher. 21/6/39'. With the book plate of Harold Pearce. Whitcombe's Story Books No. 448. Includes an index to the vocabulary of Aboriginal words in the story. Oblong octavo, coloured pictorial staple-bound paper boards, 7… Read more
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Time Before Morning. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines

by ALLEN, Louis A.

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. First Edition. First edition work on the art and myths of the Aborigines of Arnhem Land. This copy has been inscribed to esteemed anthropologist Dr Fred McCarthy and signed by the author. Small quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original brown cloth, near fine copy in a clean dust-jacket.
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Prehistoric Art of Australia

by STUBBS, Dacre

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Published
1979
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Melbourne: Sun Academy Series, 1979. General editor: Cedric Flower. Abridged edition of the 1974 Macmillan imprint. Includes chapters on cave paintings, carved trees, and rock engravings, Quarto, colour and black & white illustration; original illustrated wrappers, a bit scuffed, still a good copy.
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Art in Arnhem Land

by ELKIN, A.P. & BERNDT, Catherine and Ronald

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Published
1950
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1950. Scarce first Australian edition. Detailed account of Arnhem land art and artefacts: both authors were leading anthropologists and their analysis of the images remains within social and technological frameworks. Loosely inserted small photograph of Aboriginal warrior-theme artwork (wooden relief with shield and figure) dated 1951. Quarto, colour and black & white plates, fold-out black… Read more
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Jack Harkaway and His Son's Adventures in Australia

by BRETT, Edwin J.

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Published
1893
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London: Published by 'Harkaway House', 1893. Rare, notable early Australian book with plates depicting Aborigines and convict life. Small quarto in heavily worn original illustrated wrappers, colour frontispiece and other plates in black & white, internally in good order.
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