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  • Men of the Jungle – Ion Idriess

    Men of the Jungle – Ion Idriess

    Published Angus and Robertson, Sydney – a 1955 edition in very good condition with a near full dust jacket.

    The Guardian had it right – Idiress and his mates in the back of Cooktown and the Daintree River.

    Idriess Far North

    $50.00

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  • The Voyage of the Rattlesnake – Owen Stanley to New Guinea – MacGillivray

    The Voyage of the Rattlesnake – Owen Stanley to New Guinea – MacGillivray

    Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Rattlesnake Commanded by the late Captain Owen Stanley RN FRS during the years 1846-1850 including Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea, the Louisiade Archipelago etc

    To which is added the account of Mr Kennedy’s Expedition for the Exploration of the Cape York Peninsula.

    Written by John MacGillivray who was the Naturalist on the expedition. One of the most sought after of the Adelaide Library Boards facsimiles given the enormity of the voyage, what it produced etc and the scarcity of the original publications which are held very tightly. Very good clean copies.

    So much was done and so much went on. The fullest survey of the Port Curtis Harbour to be so important to the future of the Port of Gladstone. The carrying of Kennedy to the north and the difficulties encountered and his final death at the hands of aborigines. The discovery of Barbara Thompson on Prince of Wales Island where she had spent five years among the Kauarey tribe (see Ion Idriess – Islands of Despair).

    The assistant surgeon on the expedition was a young Thomas Huxley who really spent his time as a budding marine naturalist and made his initial name from the paper he wrote resulting from the voyage.

    Discoveries on and charting of the Papuan coastline (They missed Fairfax Harbour which awaited the much later Moresby). Included was Yule Island named after the young lieutenant who performed the work, Voyager’s favourite place in this neighbourhood.

    Illustrated faithfully to the original with good large folding map at rear.

    Owen Stanley’s Rattlesnake – An Adventurous Expedition

    $180.00

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  • Ethnological Studies among the North West Central  Queensland Aborigines  – Walter Roth – Brisbane First Edition – 1897

    Ethnological Studies among the North West Central Queensland Aborigines – Walter Roth – Brisbane First Edition – 1897

    A first edition a Walter Roth’s important book a cornerstone of Queensland and Aboriginal History. The first book to identify and illustrate an extensive library of aboriginal sign language. Heavily illustrated and comprehensive in content. Roth was such a hard working and disciplined individual and this book is representative of that effort.

    Published by the authority of the Government Printer Edmund Gregory, William Street, Brisbane and also available in London at the Queensland Agent General’s Office. In original dark aubergine cloth hardcover bright gilt title to front and spine. Embossed decoration to front and rear boards. Best binding we have seen. Original decorative matching endpapers. The name of W.G. Holt is written to the top of the Title Page. All illustrative plates including the often referred to as “ethno-pornographic” plate sometimes removed. Foxing to plates as is usual but very little amongst the text which is generally clean and bright.

    Walter Edmund Roth (1861-1933), physician, anthropologist and protector of Aborigines, was born on 2 April 1861 in London, sixth child of Mathias Roth, physician (a naturalized Hungarian refugee), and his English wife Anna Maria, née Collins. By mid-1892 Roth was serving as a locum for his brother Reuter in Sydney. He then practiced medicine in north-west Queensland from 1894, being appointed government medical officer at Normanton (1896-97) His interest in Aboriginal anthropology was firmly established by 1894. He developed, however, essentially as an ethnographer, recording the cultures he observed rather than theorizing about them. His scientific training is evident in the care and accuracy of his observations.

    This distinguished book of work was the first of its kind in Australia and established his international reputation. In 1902 Roth was President of the anthropology section of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1904 he was elected to the Anthropological Societies of Berlin and of Florence and was appointed Queensland correspondent for the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. The Royal Society of New South Wales awarded him the (W. B.) Clarke medal in 1909.

    In 1898 Roth was appointed as the first Northern Protector of Aboriginals under W. E. Parry-Okeden. Based at Cooktown, Roth travelled continually throughout the north. Part of his responsibilities was to record Aboriginal cultures. His main brief, however, was to prevent the exploitation of Aborigines, particularly in employment and marriage. Provided with a vessel, the Melbidir, he was also responsible for the regulation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in the bêche-de-mer industry. Roth was concerned that the protective measures of the Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act (1897) had been open to abuse and he was closely associated with amending legislation in 1901. Possessed of a strong personality and administrative drive, Roth was effective as a protector but his initiatives brought him into conflict with politicians, settlers and the press in North Queensland.

    Between 1904-06 he was Chief Protector. In 1904 he also headed the Western Australian Royal Commission into the conditions of the Aborigines in the North-West. His report documented ‘wrongs and injustices’, ‘cruelties and abuses’, and made positive recommendations.

    Roth’s great work – complete and uncensored

    $440.00

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  • Queensland – Pugh’s Almanac 1880 – With Map of Queensland – Very Good Condition – Very Scarce

    Queensland – Pugh’s Almanac 1880 – With Map of Queensland – Very Good Condition – Very Scarce

    The essential publication of the day … Pugh’s Almanac, Law Calendar, Directory, Coast Guide and Gazetteer for 1882

    504 pages (a big year) followed by 100 pages of business advertisements to the rear and more at the front and the odd one inserted. And a very good map of Queensland folded at the front.

    Original card cover and bound in half leather with gilt titles and lines – to a very good standard. Also protected in a sturdy red cloth covered solander case with label to spine. The almanac is in very good condition.

    The Thornes Map of Queensland is a beauty. Many gold and mineral field marked including Old Eastern River, Cape River, Peak Downs, Cloncurry Goldfields and The Great Australian Copper Mine, Dee Copper Mine Raglan and the great fields at Charters Towers, Palmer and Gilbert Rivers. The exploration tracks of Sturt and the Jardine Brothers are marked. Stradbroke Island is one island as this is well before a storm that created two islands in 1896.

    The section on important events mentions a strike on 18th November 1878 of seamen working for ASN on account of an attempt to introduce Chinese seaman to the line. It was an extremely hot and stormy summer and a number of lives were lost to heatstroke. In the advertisements we are pleased to see John Petrie – Builder and Contractor.

    Also sections on the Gardening Calendar; Extensive “Who is Who” of everything Queensland; Sailing Directions; a short chapter on “Progress in the Colony”. The voluminous period advertisements make good reading for those that are interested in the history of business in Queensland.

    A good Almanac with a good early Map – 1880

    $390.00

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  • Queensland – Pugh’s Almanac -1882 – Very rare

    Queensland – Pugh’s Almanac -1882 – Very rare

    The essential publication of the day … Pugh’s Almanac, Law Calendar, Directory, Coast Guide and Gazetteer for 1882

    256 pages followed by 96 pages of business advertisements to the rear and more at the front and the odd one inserted.

    Carries the bookplate of Alan McKiness who was perhaps the greatest ever collector of all things Queensland on paper. Now protected in a sturdy red cloth covered solander case with label to spine. The almanac is in pretty good condition excepting one page which has an ugly stain though not leaked to adjoining.

    Always difficult to give justice to these incredible almanacs which contain so much information that to read from cover to cover would occupy the year. Essential information matted with trivia which we find amusing e.g. on the 11th December 1880 … a Fracas between the editor of Punch J.E. Byrne and F Swanwick MLA in Queen Street. More seriously many fires appear to be reported and a 40 oz gold nugget found at Clermont trumped by a 70 oz nugget found at Nebo. Knighthoods were reported to have been retained (Nothing changes really). Section on Statistics includes livestock analysis by District; Sailing Directions comprehensive and a good chapter on “Progress in the Colony”. As you can imagine near 100 pages of period advertisements make good reading for those that are interested in the history of business in Queensland.

    A good Almanac nicely cased – 1882

    $290.00

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  • Queensland Wood Sections for the Microscope – by author of “A Guide to Wood Microtomy” Ernie Ives

    Queensland Wood Sections for the Microscope – by author of “A Guide to Wood Microtomy” Ernie Ives

    A group of five thin wood sections prepared for the microscope by the extraordinary Ernie Ives of Sproughton, England. Well labelled and in superb condition. Ernie Ives was 80 years old when he died quite recently in February 2104. Ernie was an expert in marquetry and later in life an expert in microscopy. Editor “The Balsam Post” and author of “A Guide to Wood Microtomy” – he liked to be known as “the Bearded Oracle”. You can tell from his tributes that he was much admired. All slides prepared between 2010/12 modern by Voyager standards but of unique quality.

    Myrtacaea – Angophora leiocarpa (Smooth Barked Apple)

    Dilleniaceae – Dillenia indica (Elephant Apple)

    Sapotaceae – Palaquium glactoxylum (Red Silkwood)

    Sterculiaceae – Tarrietia argyrodendron macrophylla (Ironwood)

    Lauraceae – Litsea sebifera (Tangallak)

    Nice Queensland selection by special preparer

    $80.00

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