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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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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 twel... 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 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

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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

Image for Beyond Awakening : the Aboriginal tribes of North West Tasmania, a history.

Beyond Awakening : the Aboriginal tribes of North West Tasmania, a history.

By: McFARLANE, Ian.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Launceston, Fullers Bookshop / Riawunna: 2008

Seller ID: 24330


(Studies in the History of Aboriginal Tasmania: 1.) 302pp, illustrated, maps. Soft covers. A very good+ clean copy. ISBN 0980472008 View more info

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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

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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

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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

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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 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: 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. A fine 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

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

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

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

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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

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