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Image for No Tribesman.

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

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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

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Daily Life and Origins of the Tasmanians.

By: BONWICK, James.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Son, & Marston: 1870

Seller ID: 20170


First edition. 8vo. x, 304pp, [2] (reviews of Bonwick's works), 16pp publisher's adverts, chromolithographed frontis, 9 plates and other woodcut illustrations, two pages with musical scores, folding map of Tasmania. Original maroon cloth, gilt-stamped illustrations on spine ('Queensland Native') and the upper board ('Lalla Rookh', i.e. Truganini), blind rule borders. The spine a little faded and the head and tail a little rubbed. Top edges uncut. Contemporary bookplate o... View more info

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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

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. Owner's name, small tape marks from a previous covering on blurb flaps, 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 Exa... View more info

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

By: CAMERON, Patsy.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Launceston, Fullers Bookshop / Riawunna: 2016

Seller ID: 34759


(Studies in the History of Aboriginal Tasmania: 3.) Reprint. Small 4to. 176pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0994561121 ***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); 'Ma... View more info

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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

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Streets of Papunya : the re-invention of Papunya painting.

By: JOHNSON, Vivien.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sydney, New South: 2015

Seller ID: 35530


4to. 238pp, well illustrated in colour. Soft covers with French flaps. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 1742232434 *** The contemporary women painters of Papunya. View more info

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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

Beyond the Pale: the Islander community of Bass Strait in the nineteenth century.

By: MURRAY-SMITH, Stephen.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, THRA Papers & Proceedings: Dec.1973

Seller ID: 19564


In THRAPP Volume 20/4, pp 167-200, 8 photographic illustrations. Stapled in wrappers. A very good clean copy. ***The only publication of this article - and thus a hard issue to find. Also in this issue: 'The Sandfly Coal Mine and tramway', by Lindsay Whitham (pp201-09, 1 plate) and 'The Ralphs Bay Neck railway', by Jack Thwaites (pp210-200). 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

Friendly Mission... a Supplement.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, THRA Papers & Proceedings: 1971

Seller ID: 29304


This occupies the whole of THRAPP, Volume 18, no 1 (32pp, 4 plates, 3 maps). Stapled in the original wrappers, as issued. The yellow wrappers slightly browned, clean inside. Good to very good. ***The FM Supplement was also issued as an offprint. View more info

Image for The Tasmanian Aborigines : a short account of them and some aspects of their lives.

The Tasmanian Aborigines : a short account of them and some aspects of their lives.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Launceston, Author with Adult Education Board: 1977

Seller ID: 4347


72pp, illustrated. Stapled in wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. 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: $350.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1983

Seller ID: 4338


#439 of 1000 numbered copies, signed by Brian Plomley. First (only) edition. 4to. 245pp, 18 full colour and 11 b&w plates, 5 maps. Brown gilt-stamped buckram with full colour illustrated dustwrapper (a few short closed clean tears to the edges, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528108 View more info

Image for Weep in Silence: a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement with the Flinders Island Journal of George Augustus Robinson 1835-1839.

Weep in Silence: a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement with the Flinders Island Journal of George Augustus Robinson 1835-1839.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1987

Seller ID: 16595


1500 copies. 1034pp, frontis, 33 plates (6 in colour, including 4 maps), contemporary coloured map of the settlement on endpapers. Blue buckram, gilt decoration on the upper board, with the dustwrapper (spine slightly sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0 908528 15 9 ***Completes the publication of Robinson's Van Diemen's Land journals begun in Friendly Mission (1966) - with much additional material. View more info

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A Word-List of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Languages.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Launceston, Author & Government of Tasmania: 1976

Seller ID: 4352


Limited to 1000 numbered copies. 486pp. Cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean (unused) copy but not signed as called for: at the time of publication only a portion of the print-run was signed, for reasons best known to the publisher. ***Gathers together all of the known 19th century material on the languages of the Tasmanian tribes. View more info

Image for Weep in Silence: a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement with the Flinders Island Journal of George Augustus Robinson 1835-1839.

Weep in Silence: a history of the Flinders Island Aboriginal Settlement with the Flinders Island Journal of George Augustus Robinson 1835-1839.

By: PLOMLEY, N.J.B.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1987

Seller ID: 4350


1500 copies. 1034pp, frontis, 33 plates (6 in colour, including 4 maps), contemporary coloured map of the settlement on endpapers. Navy blue buckram, gilt decoration on the upper board, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0908528159 ***Completes the publication of Robinson's Van Diemen's Land journals begun in Friendly Mission (1966) - with much additional material. 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: $50.00

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 th... View more info

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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. Fine (new). 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 omission... 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

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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, 'Boo... 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 late... 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 The Aboriginal Tasmanians.

The Aboriginal Tasmanians.

By: RYAN, Lyndall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 1996

Seller ID: 4366


Second (expanded) edition, reprint. 380pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1863739653 ***Revised edition: the additional material (introduction, two new chapters, bibliography) covers Aboriginal affairs in Tasmania since the first edition of 1981. 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... 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 Indig... 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