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Image for Oenpelli Bark Painting.

Oenpelli Bark Painting.

By: Aboriginal Arts Board.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Ure Smith: 1979

Seller ID: 35510


4to. 160pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Small name at head of front free endpaper obscured with black felt pen; otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0725405260 View more info

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No Tribesman.

By: ADAM SMITH, Patsy.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1971

Seller ID: 35197


168pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. *** A long and warm inscription from the author to her long-time friends the Tasmanian artist Max Angus and his wife Thedda occupies the entire half-title. View more info

Image for There Was a Ship [and Moonbird People].

There Was a Ship [and Moonbird People].

By: ADAM SMITH, Patsy.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Nelson: 1983

Seller ID: 14052


4to. 240pp, illustrated. Papered boards with dustwrapper. Small ink stamp at the top corner of the front free endpaper 'Donated by W.R. Burnett 2017'. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0170062627 ***This edition combines the author's Moonbird People (1965) and There Was a Ship (1967), illustrated with 'many photographs selected from the hundreds of negatives taken by Patsy on her voyages'. View more info

Image for Two Rivers : a reflective journey.

Two Rivers : a reflective journey.

By: BANNISTER, Amy (et al).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, Education Department: 1998

Seller ID: 10222


Square 8vo. 76pp, 34 prints. Black cloth with inlaid cover illustration. A fine clean copy. ***The verses and images in this beautifully produced book are the result of an Arts-based project on Tasmanian Aboriginal culture conducted in the Derwent Education District of Tasmania, and involving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. View more info

Image for Van Diemen's Land - Copies of all Correspondence ... on the subject of the Military Operations lately carried on against the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land.

Van Diemen's Land - Copies of all Correspondence ... on the subject of the Military Operations lately carried on against the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land.

By: Black Line: introduction by A.G.L. Shaw.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 1971

Seller ID: 35933


Facsimile of House of Commons Paper 259 of 1831. With an historical introduction by A.G.L. Shaw. #484 of 500 numbered copies. F'cap folio. 86pp, large folding coloured map at rear. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (closed tear near head of spine, now in protective sleeve). Both top corners of the boards are quite heavily bumped, with minor effect on the text pages. Marjorie Tipping's copy, with her name in pencil on the front endpaper and with an inscription from the editor - Professor Alan Shaw - below, in ink. A good clean copy. View more info

Image for The National Picture : the art of the Black War.

The National Picture : the art of the Black War.

By: BONYHADY, Tim & Greg Lehman.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Canberra, National Gallery of Australia: 2018

Seller ID: 35590


Square 4to. 254pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers with French flaps. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0642334765 View more info

Image for The Vandemonian War : the secret history of Britain's Tasmanian invasion.

The Vandemonian War : the secret history of Britain's Tasmanian invasion.

By: BRODIE, Nick.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Hardie Grant: 2017

Seller ID: 35820


422pp, coloured plates. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1743793111 View more info

CRANIOFACIAL VARIATIONS IN A CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN TRIBE. A radiographic investigation of young adult males and females.

By: BROWN, T.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia: 1965

Seller ID: 10986


182pp, line illus and b&w photographs. Vinyl cloth. Light offsetting on eps. Small wrinkles on paste-downs. Very good. View more info

Image for Mission to the Islands : the missionary voyages in Bass Strait of Canon Marcus Brownrigg, 1872-1885.

Mission to the Islands : the missionary voyages in Bass Strait of Canon Marcus Brownrigg, 1872-1885.

By: BROWNRIGG, Canon Marcus. (Edited, with an introduction, by Stephen Murray-Smith.)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart, Cat & Fiddle Press: 1979

Seller ID: 4303


First edition. 246pp, illustrations (including the original plates from The Cruise of the Freak), endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper (slight loss at head of spine, now in protective sleeve). The verso of the rear free endpaper and the facing blank page have an extensive pencilled commentary by a previous owner, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Reprints the text of Brownrigg's "Cruise of the Freak", published in 1872 (Ferguson 7578) and his accounts of twelve other 'missions' to the Aboriginal communities in Bass Strait, published each year in the Launceston Examiner (some also i... View more info

Image for Some Account of the Wars, Extirpation, Habits &c of the Native Tribes of Tasmania.

Some Account of the Wars, Extirpation, Habits &c of the Native Tribes of Tasmania.

By: CALDER, J.E.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fullers Bookshop: 1972

Seller ID: 19545


Facsimile of Ferguson 7797 (1875). 8vo (a larger format than the original). [viii], 116, iv pp. Cloth-textured papered boards, decorated in black and gilt in imitation of the original, and dustwrapper (now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

Image for Some Account of the Wars, Extirpation, Habits &c of the Native Tribes of Tasmania.

Some Account of the Wars, Extirpation, Habits &c of the Native Tribes of Tasmania.

By: CALDER, J.E.

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, Henn & Co.: 1875

Seller ID: 36018


First edition. Small 8vo. [iv], 116 (last blank), iv (last blank) pp. Original green cloth, black-stamped decorations, lettered in gilt on the upper board; the spine a little rubbed and with the short title written in a (fading) white ink. Formerly owned by the City of Adelaide, with its plate on the front paste-down and (faint) stamp on three pages, including p6 across the half-title. The free front endpaper has Charles Glover's bookplate. The dedication page has a printer's crease vertically down the middle of the leaf. Otherwise a good to very good clean copy. *** Ferguson 7797. View more info

Image for Grease and Ochre : the blending of two cultures at the colonial sea frontier.

Grease and Ochre : the blending of two cultures at the colonial sea frontier.

By: CAMERON, Patsy.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Launceston, Fullers Bookshop / Riawunna: 2011

Seller ID: 35899


(Studies in the History of Aboriginal Tasmania: 3.) Small 4to. 176pp, illustrated. Soft covers with French flaps. A fine clean copy of the original issue (that is, not the lesser quality print-on-demand reprint). ISBN 0980472024 ***Cameron's work examines the tribes of north-east Tasmania and the community founded by the 'Straitsmen' and their Aboriginal wives on the islands of Bass Strait in the early 19th century. View more info

On Two Tasmanian Crania (immature).

By: CROWTHER, Dr W.L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 1930

Seller ID: 9970


in RSTPP for 1929, pp 123-7, 3 plates. Original wrappers. Very good. ***Comparing two children's crania, one 'found' by Dr C. at Oyster Cove, the other from the West Coast. Also in this issue: 'Tasmanian Stone Culture. Some Notes on Distinctive Types, Spokeshaves, Borers, and Chipping Tools, and their probable uses', by R.W. Legge (pp 39-43, 8 illus); 'Method of Mounting Tools on Koondi. Tribes East and North East of Lake Eyre', by George Aiston (pp 44-6, 6 illus); 'Magic Stones of the Tribes East and North East of Lake Eyre', by George Aiston (pp 47-51, 1 illus), 'Flinders, Baudin and Brow... View more info

Image for The Riches of Ancient Australia : an indispensible guide for exploring prehistoric Australia.

The Riches of Ancient Australia : an indispensible guide for exploring prehistoric Australia.

By: FLOOD, Josephine.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brisbane, UQP: 1993

Seller ID: 34368


Reprint. 4to. 374pp, illustrations, maps. Soft covers; spine sunned. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0702225134 View more info

Image for The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture.

The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture.

By: HORTON, David (ed).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Canberra, Aboriginal Studies Press: 1994

Seller ID: 15341


Two volumes. 4to. 1340pp, 1000 (colour) photographs, illustrations and maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrappers, in pictorial slipcase. A fine clean set. ISBN 0855752343 ***Around a third of the 200-plus contributors are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. 2000(ish) entries, including 600 group and community entries and 500 biographies, over 30 appendices, extensive bibliography, cross-referenced and indexed. A valuable reference work. View more info

Image for First in Their Field : women and Australian anthropology.

First in Their Field : women and Australian anthropology.

By: MARCUS, Julie (ed).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melb., MUP: 1993

Seller ID: 4321


189pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***See Chapter 4: 'Jane Ada Fletcher and the Little Brown Picaninnies', by Miranda Morris. Another chapter is on Hobart-born Olive Pink. View more info

Image for Thomas Dove and the Tasmanian Aborigines.

Thomas Dove and the Tasmanian Aborigines.

By: MILLER, R.S.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Spectrum Publications: 1985

Seller ID: 36043


Edited and supplemented by A.M. Harman. 148pp, illus. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Dove was Chaplain at Wybalenna 1838-41 (and later to convicts under the probation system). View more info

Image for The Prehistory of Australia.

The Prehistory of Australia.

By: MULVANEY, D.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1969

Seller ID: 29737


(Ancient Peoples and Places, no 65.) First US edition. 8vo. 276pp, 81 b&w plates, 27 line drawings, 11 maps. Blue cloth with dustwrapper (spine faded and with slight crinkle). A very good clean copy. View more info

Yiribana: an introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

By: NEALE, Margo.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW: nd

Seller ID: 24049


4to. 143pp, well illustrated, mostly in colour. Soft covers. Very good. ISBN 073104164X View more info

Image for The Tasmanian Aborigines.

The Tasmanian Aborigines.

By: PLOMLEY, Brian.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Launceston, Plomley Foundation: 1993

Seller ID: 4348


107pp, b&w photographs and illustrations. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0724641351 ***Revised issue of author's 'The Tasmanian Aborigines: a short account...' (1977). View more info

Image for The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1802.

The Baudin Expedition and the Tasmanian Aborigines, 1802.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1983

Seller ID: 33551


#135 of 1000 numbered and signed copies. First (only) edition. 4to. 246pp, 18 full colour and 11 b&w plates, 5 maps. Brown gilt-stamped buckram with full colour illustrated dustwrapper (spine faded, as often, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

Jorgen Jorgenson and the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land. Being a reconstruction of his 'lost' book on their customs and habits, and on his role in the Roving Parties and the Black Line.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1991

Seller ID: 4341


1000 copies. 164pp, coloured frontis, 10 illustrations, folding coloured map (Military operations against the Aboriginal inhabitants of VDL) at rear. Blue linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528221 ***The imminent publication of a work entitled 'A Narrative of the Habits, Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of Van Diemen's Land', by Jorgen Jorgenson - the Danish adventurer/writer/convict, reputed sometime 'King' of Iceland etc etc - was announced in the Hobart Town press in 1837. The book never appeared, and this is the first publication of his incomplete manuscript which th... View more info

Image for Friendly Mission : Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson 1829-1834. Second edition.

Friendly Mission : Tasmanian journals and papers of George Augustus Robinson 1829-1834. Second edition.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B. (ed)

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Hobart, Quintus Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 12125


Second [revised] edition. Thick 8vo. xviii, 1162pp, illustrations, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy (unused). ISBN 0977557227 ***This new edition incorporates the corrections and additions that appeared in the 1971 Supplement (to the original edition of 1966), together with additional corrections collated by Plomley over subsequent years, and includes Plomley's revised version of 'the Bruny Island Mission 1829' (which corrects previous omissions) and adds extra material such as the journal of Robinson's clerk, Charles Sterling. There is also a comprehens... View more info

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Community of Thieves.

By: PYBUS, Cassandra.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Heinemann: 1991

Seller ID: 28798


First edition. 198pp, 3 maps, 14 illustrations. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Black Robinson : Protector of Aborigines.

Black Robinson : Protector of Aborigines.

By: RAE ELLIS, Vivienne.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP: 1988

Seller ID: 28146


First edition. 308pp, frontis portrait, 29 illus, 2 maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0522843468 ***George Augustus Robinson: the 'Conciliator' of the Tasmanian Aborigines. View more info

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Trucanini : Queen or Traitor?

By: RAE ELLIS, Vivienne.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies: 1981

Seller ID: 35948


New expanded edition. 196pp, illustrated. Blue cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

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Trucanini: Queen or Traitor?

By: RAE ELLIS, Vivienne.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies: 1981

Seller ID: 6718


New expanded edition. 196pp, illustrated. Blue cloth with dustwrapper. Edges a little spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. View more info

The Other Side of the Frontier : Aboriginal resistance to the European invasion of Australia.

By: Reynolds, Henry.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, UNSW Press: 2006

Seller ID: 25663


246pp, index. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Jack of Cape Grim : a Victorian adventure.

Jack of Cape Grim : a Victorian adventure.

By: ROBERTS, Jan.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Greenhouse: 1986

Seller ID: 4357


123pp, b&w illus. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 086436007X ***A small group of Tasmanians accompanied G.A. Robinson to the Port Phillip District in 1839 (he as Protector of Aborigines) only to break away and embark on a rampage. View more info

Image for The Journals of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate, 1839-[52].

The Journals of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate, 1839-[52].

By: ROBINSON, G.A. : edited and annotated by Ian D. Clark.

Price: $660.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Heritage Matters: 1998--2000.

Seller ID: 35961


Six volumes, 4to. Perfect bound, in pictorial soft covers. A very good to fine clean set. [I] 1 January 1839 -- 30 September 1840 (380pp). [II] 1 October 1840 -- 31 August 1841 (400pp). [III] 1 September 1841 -- 31 December 1843 (222pp). [IV] 1 January 1844 -- 24 October 1845 (340pp). [V] 25 October 1845 -- 9 June 1849. [VI] 10 June 1849 -- 30 September 1852. View more info

Image for The Flow of Culture : Tasmanian Studies.

The Flow of Culture : Tasmanian Studies.

By: Roe, M. (ed)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Academy of the Humanities: 1987

Seller ID: 17283


(Occasional Paper no 4.) 146pp, 8pp b&w illustrated section, locality map. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Articles: 'The Burden of Tasmanian History' [Foreword], by Michael Roe; 'Hunting Forbears' by Rhys Jones; 'Devils and Horses: religious and creative life in Tasmanian Aboriginal society', by Julia Clark; 'The British Contributions 1803-1855', by Alan Shaw; 'Damnosa Hereditas? Tasmania's British Heritage in the later Nineteenth Century', by Lloyd Robson, 'Books and Readers in Colonial Tasmania', by Wallace Kirsop; 'A Complicated Joy: the aesthetic theory of Associationism and its i... View more info

Image for The Flow of Culture : Tasmanian studies.

The Flow of Culture : Tasmanian studies.

By: Roe, M. (ed)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Academy of the Humanities: 1987

Seller ID: 28797


(Occasional Paper No 4.) 146pp, 8pp b&w illustrated section, locality map. Soft covers, spine and front unevenly faded; otherwise a very good clean copy. ***Articles: 'The Burden of Tasmanian History' [Foreword], by Michael Roe; 'Hunting Forbears' by Rhys Jones; 'Devils and Horses: religious and creative life in Tasmanian Aboriginal society', by Julia Clark; 'The British Contributions 1803-1855', by Alan Shaw; 'Damnosa Hereditas? Tasmania's British Heritage in the later Nineteenth Century', by Lloyd Robson, 'Books and Readers in Colonial Tasmania', by Wallace Kirsop; 'A Complicated Joy: the... View more info

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The Aborigines of Tasmania.

By: ROTH, H. Ling

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fuller's Bookshop: nd [1973]

Seller ID: 35900


Facsimile of the preferred second edition (published in Halifax, 1899, revised and enlarged from the 1890 edition; the print-runs were 200 and 225 copies respectively). Small 4to. xx, 228, ciii pp, frontispiece, 31 black & white plates (one folding), large folding 2-colour map at rear. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. The wrapper - printed on much-too-light paper - is in unusually nice condition; no tears and only a trifle sunned on the spine, and now in a protective sleeve. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for The Aborigines of Tasmania.

The Aborigines of Tasmania.

By: ROTH, H. Ling.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fullers Bookshop: [1973]

Seller ID: 21972


Facsimile of the preferred second edition (published in Halifax, 1899, revised and enlarged from the 1890 edition; the print-runs were 200 and 225 copies respectively). 4to. xx, 228, ciii pp, frontis, 31 plates (one folding), large folding map. Green papered boards lettered in white, lacking the dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land. Vol II. Part I. January 1852

By: Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land:

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hobart Town, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land: 1852

Seller ID: 30716


200pp, two folding tables. Papers I-XII, Proceedings, Miscellanea. Stab-sewn with the original printed wrappers drawn on, as issued. A few pages have had their top corners folded over (as place-markers it seems). A very good copy. ***Papers include: 'On the Introduction of Salmon into the Rivers of Tasmania: correspondence' (pp40-7), 'On the Strength and Durability, and Value of the Blue Gum of Tasmania...', by Jas. Mitchell (pp121-37, two tables, one folding);papers on the cultivation of turnips, potatoes, flax and rye grass; and R.C. Gunn's 'A List of the Mammals indigenous to Tasmania' (pp7... View more info

Images of Power: Aboriginal art of the Kimberley.

By: RYAN, Judith, with Kim Ackerman.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria: 1993

Seller ID: 24048


4to. 132pp, well illustrated with numerous colour plates and b&w illus, maps. Soft covers. Very good. ISBN 0724101365 View more info

Image for Tasmanian Aborigines : a history since 1803.

Tasmanian Aborigines : a history since 1803.

By: RYAN, Lyndall.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 30370


8vo. 418pp, illustrated, maps, bibliography, index. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 1742370683 *** Not a revised edition of the author's The Aboriginal Tasmanians - published in 1982 and updated with two new chapters in 1996 - but an entirely reworked account of the Tasmanians after the arrival of the British settlers/invaders using new research and writings. Ryan brings the story of the contemporary Aboriginal community right up to date and makes her contribution to the sometimes bitter historiographical debates of recent years. The sub-title notwithstanding, the first chapter provides a deta... View more info

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends. Oceania and Australia, the Americas.

By: SAVILL, Sheila.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1978

Seller ID: 11003


Small 4to.223pp, well illus in b&w and colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Image for Into the Heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity.

Into the Heart of Tasmania : a search for human antiquity.

By: TAYLOR, Rebe.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP: 2017

Seller ID: 35069


270pp, illustrated. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 0522867960 ***In 1908 English gentleman, Ernest Westlake, packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and sailed to Tasmania. On mountains, beaches and in sheep paddocks he collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools. Westlake believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But in the remotest corners of the island Westlake encountered living Indigenous communities. Into the Heart of Tasmania tells a story of discovery and realisation. One man's ambition to rewrite the h... View more info

Image for Unearthed : the Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island.

Unearthed : the Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island.

By: TAYLOR, Rebe.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Wakefield Press: 2002

Seller ID: 18697


386pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1862545529 View more info

Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia.

By: THOMAS, Northcote W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Melbourne, F.W. Cheshire: 1966

Seller ID: 22773


(Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnological Series.) First edition. xiv, 163pp,3 maps (two folding on tissue), folding table. Original green cloth (secondary binding), a little flecked. Top edges spotted, slight offsetting on endpapers, very clean inside. Very good. View more info