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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. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0725405260 View more info

Image for Maningrinda : the language of weaving.

Maningrinda : the language of weaving.

By: Aboriginal craft:

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency: 1995

Seller ID: 35567


Square 8vo. 43pp, well illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1875296174 *** Exhibition catalogue. 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

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There Was a Ship [& Moonbird People].

By: ADAM SMITH, Patsy.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Nelson: 1983

Seller ID: 14052


4to. 240pp, illustrated. Papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Signed by the author. 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

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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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Aboriginal Art of the Western Desert.

By: BARDON, Geoff.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1979

Seller ID: 35509


Small 4to. 72pp, 25 colour plates, other illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a little sunned). ISBN 0727008110 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

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

Aboriginal Bone Implement from Fossil Bone Bed, Tasmania.

By: GILL, Edmund D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Launceston, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery: 1968

Seller ID: 4322


Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, no 31. 5pp, 2 illus. Stapled in wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. 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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Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World.

By: JOHNSON, Colin [Mudrooroo Narogin].

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Hyland House: 1983

Seller ID: 4335


First edition. 207pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***A compelling novel of the Black Wars and the 'Friendly Mission', told from the point of view of one of the main Aboriginal protagonists. 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

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

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Vocabulary of the Dialects of some of the Aboriginal Tribes of Tasmania [and] On the Dialects and Language of the Aborigines of Tasmania.

By: MILLIGAN, Joseph.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Hobart, Government Printer: 1890

Seller ID: 32132


60pp. Stapled in titled wrappers (trifling crease to lower front corner). A very good clean copy. ***Ferguson 12616. The material first appeared as a Parliamentary Paper in 1857, and this article in the Journals of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1859. It was first issued as a separate booklet (iv, 36pp) in 1866 for the Inter-colonial Exhibition in Melbourne. 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