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OENPELLI - Arnhem Land, Northern Australia  (aboriginal4p  160/215  ABOR4)

Feature book of the Month:

Margie West; Colin Jack-Hinton & George Chaloupka.

ABORIGINAL ART - Past and Present.

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Detail of wrapper - OENPELLI BARK PAINTINGS (aboriginal04p 210/282 ABOR04)
Aboriginal Arts Board. OENPELLI BARK PAINTING. Arnhem Land, North Australia. BNo. 0-7254-0526-0. First Edition, 1979. Pp: 160; 280mm x 200mm; 1.12kg. 54 col, 59 b/w, 1 map. Foreword, preface, introduction, list of artists, references, suggested reading. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Ure Smith, Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1979.
Description: The paintings illustrated in this book depict many aspects of traditional life, hunting and food gathering, different animals as totemic ancestors, the Mimi spirits and their range of activities, and other beings that inhabit the world of the Gunwinggu people.
Keywords: Traditional art, north Australia, Arnhem Land, Aboriginal, bark paintings, spirits, ancestors, Gunwinggu, Kunwinjku, Murrumurru, Garnarradj, Nganjmira, Nadjamerrek, Nabinkulawa, Namarrkon, Mimi.
Book Code: Y382 AU$150
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Detail of wrap - Made With Meaning - Crafts of Aboriginal Far North Queensland (adams20p 230/164 ADAM20)
Adams, Jeanie (curator). MADE WITH MEANING - Crafts of Aboriginal Far North Queensland. The Yalga-Binbi Collection. Cains Regional Gallery - July-August 1995. BNo.1-86334-004-1. First Edition, 1995 (pb). Pp: 48; 205mm x 295mm; 0.23kg. 17 col, 65 b/w, 1 map. Introduction, references, list of artworks. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Yalga-Binbi Institute, Cairns, 1995.
Description: This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition Made With Meaning: Crafts of Aboriginal Far North Queensland, curated by Jeanie Adams and presented as an opening exhibition of the Cairns Regional Gallery in July-August 1995. The exhibition presented artefacts made for everyday living and included: baskets, spears and woomeras, musical instruments, paintings, sculptures, swords and sticks, assorted artefacts, string bags, fishing nets and traps, ceremonial gear, and domestic items.
Keywords: Indigenous crafts, Australia, North Queensland, Aboriginal, exhibition, arts, handicrafts.
Book Code: W238 AU$55
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TIME BEFORE MORNING - Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines (allen02p 200/264 ALLE02)
Allen, Louis A. TIME BEFORE MORNING. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines. BNo. 0-690-00999-2. First Edition, 1975. Pp: xvi, 304; 250mm x 190mm; 1.12kg. 30 col, 119 b/w, 1 map(dp). Introduction, forword, notes, the artists, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1975.
Description: A illustrated collection of myths and legends of the Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia's Arnhem Land. The illustrations used are reproductions from the author's collection of bark paintings and carved figures.
Keyword: Djanggawul, Laindjung, Wagilag, Ngalyod, Kunmanggur, Mudungkala.
Book Code: V155 AU$80
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Detail of wrap of ABORIGINAL AND MELANESIAN ART  (agnsw02p  180/235  AGNSW2)
Art Gallery of New South Wales. ABORIGINAL AND MELANESIAN ART. Including Mr S.G. Moriarty's Collection of New Guinea Highland Art. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1973 (pb). Pp: 56; 280mm x 210mm; 0.20kg. Num b/w, 3 maps. Foreword, introduction, notes on catalogue. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1973. (The catalogue items include artefacts, totemic emblems, and bark paintings from the art gallery's own collection) (Keywords: Ethnology, Melville Island, Arnhem Land, Port Keats, Oenpelli, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Yirrkala, New Hebrides, Vanuatu, New Guinea, Massim, Astrolabe, Sepik, Solomon Islands, Pangia, Huri).
Book Code: Q064 AU$45
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The Fourth National Indigenous Heritage Art Award - 1998  (aus-her1p  150/201  AUST04)
Australian Heritage Commission (4). THE FOURTH NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HERITAGE AWARD 1998. The Art of Place. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1998 (pb). Pp: 52; 290mm x 240mm; 0.30kg. 218 col, 3 b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, messages, guide to catalogue. A very good paperback copy with staple binding. Wrp: vg. Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra, 1998. (One hundred and ninety eight works of art are described and illustrated in this catalogue which serves as a guide to the works submitted as candidates for the Award) (Keywords: Tjapartji Bates, Naminapu Maymuru-White, Rea, Alick Tipoti, Sylvia Mulwanany).
Book Code: T405 SOLD - now out of stock AU$25
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Detail of wrap of  ABORIGINAL ART OF AUSTRALIA  (baglin01bp  170/219  BAGL01)
Baglin, Douglass & Barbara Mullins. ABORIGINAL ART OF AUSTRALIA. An introduction to the traditional art. BNo.0-589-07138-6. Reprint Edition, 1979 (1971) (pb). Pp: 34; 240mm x 180mm; 0.10kg. 90 col. Bibliography, acknowledgments. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1979. (An introduction to the vast world of traditional Aboriginal art: rock engravings, cave and bark paintings, decorative and symbolic designs both sacred and secular) (Keywords: Traditional art, culture, Australia, Aboriginal).
Book Code: Q340 AU$12
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Detail of wrapper of  PAPUNYA - A Place Made After the Story  (bardon5p  160/198  BARD05)
Bardon, Geoff with James Bardon. PAPUNYA - A Place Made After the Story. The Beginnings of the Western Desert Painting Movement. BNo. 0-522-85110-X. First Edition, 2004. Pp: xxiii, 528; 300mm x 245mm; 3.0kg. over 500 col, b/w & fig. Forewords, acknowledgments, explanatory notes, preface, introduction, glossary, bibliography, index of paintings, index of artists, general index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2004. (Papunya presents for the first time a complete record of the artists and the works emanating from the Papunya outpost in central Australia. Bardon's recorded notes and drawings are here reproduced showing his extensive documentation of the early stages of the painting movement. This book features over 500 paintings, drawings and photographs from Bardon's personal archive. Many of the images have never been seen before and many of the paintings are now lost) (Keywords: Traditional, contemporary painting, art, Central Australia, Aboriginal, history, Papunya, Dreamings).
Book Code: U065 AU$109
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Detail of wrapper -  ABORIGINAL ART OF THE WESTERN DESERT  (bardon1p  150/191  BARD01)
Bardon, Geoff. ABORIGINAL ART OF THE WESTERN DESERT. Artists of the Papunya settlement in the Northern Territory of Australia. BNo. 0-7270-0811-0. First Edition, 1979. Pp: 71; 260mm x 200mm; 0.51kg. 24 col, 20 b/w, 24 fig. Preface, introduction. A very good copy in dust wrapper (small name stamp on fep). Cvr: vg; dw: vg. Rigby Limited, Adelaide, 1979. (Insights are given into Aborigines and their legends and twenty-four of the best paintings by twenty Aboriginal artists are also illustrated) (Keywords: Contemporary, traditional art, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Papunya, Tjingari, Tjampatjimpa, Pintupi, Tjaparula, Loritja, Tjakamara, Tjapangati, Tjapaltjari, Anmatjira Aranda).
Book Code: M700 AU$180
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Detail of wrapper -  PAPUNYA TULA  (bardon02p  170/227  BARD02)
Bardon, Geoffrey. PAPUNYA TULA. Art of the Western Desert. BNo. 0-86914-160-0. First Edition, 1991. Pp: xx, 140; 280mm x 210mm; 1.05kg. 64 col, 33 b/w, 50 fig. Foreword, introduction, bibliography. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw; vg. Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood, Victoria, 1991. (The book outlines the development of the painting movement at Papunya in the Western Desert of northern Australia. Twenty of the Papunya painters are represented and tell the stories of their work) (Keywords: Contemporary and traditional art, paintings, Central Australia, Aboriginal, Tjampitjinpa, Tjupurrula, Tjapangati, Tjapaltjarri, Tjungurrayi, Tjakamarra, Anmatjira, Aranda, Pintupi, Loritja).
Book Code: L446 AU$95
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Detail of wrapper -  ART OF THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ( barrett20p  180/239  BARR20)
Barrett, Charles & R.H. Croll. ART OF THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL. With foreword by Professor Elkin. BNo. n/a. First Edition 1943 (pb). Pp: xii, 13-94; 245mm x 180mm; 0.38kg. 32 b/w(pl). Foreword. A good paperback copy with dust wrapper. Wrp: g; dw: g. (worn and chipped dw). Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne, 1943.
Description: The authors introduce Aboriginal art in its different forms and reveal the threshhold of religion, belief, ritual and magic on which it is based. Forms dealt with include rock painting, rock carving and art in Arnhem Land. C.P. Mountford describes aboriginal art in South and Central Australia.
Keywords: Indigenous art, Australia, Aboriginal, Arnhem Land, Central, South.
Book Code: D634 AU$125
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Detail of wrap - AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART( barrett20p  145/223  BARR21)
Barrett, Charles L. and A.S. Kenyon. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART. National Museum of Victoria. BNo. n/a. First Edition, 1950 (pb). Pp: 39; 215mm x 140mm; 0.06kg. 29 b/w, 6 fig. Preface. A good paperback copy with staple binding. Wrp: g. National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 1950. (This illusrated handbook was prepared for an exhibition of decorated implements, ceremonial objects and bark drawings of Australian Aborigines. The book also contains two articles: The Primitive Artist by Charles Barrett and The Art of the Australian Aboriginal by A.S. Kenyon) (Keywords: Ethnology, art, Australia, Aboriginal, rock painting, designs, motifs, shields, bark painting).
Book Code: N519 AU$50
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Detail of wrapper of Australian Aboriginal Art  (berndt10p  150/200  BERN10)
Berndt, Ronald M. (editor). AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART. Introduced by: Berndt, Elkin, McCarthy, Mountford, Strehlow, Tuckson. BNo. n/a. First Australian Edition, 1964. Pp: xiii, 118; 275mm x 215mm; 1.17kg. 73 col (pl), 9 fig, 2 maps. Publisher's note, preface, epilogue, source, annotations, bibliography, index. A very good copy in dust wrapper. Cvr: vg; dw: vg. (fitted with p/sl). Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1964. (The work of six authors, the book illustrates the variety of Aboriginal art forms: bark paintings, rock engravings and paintings, carved figures, and sacred and secular objects) (Keywords: Anthropology, Australia, Aboriginal, Wandjina, Kimberley, Jundurana, Arawaldja, Groote Eylandt, Yerobeni, Oenpelli, Yirrkala, Wunungu, Milingimbi, rangga).
Book Code: N412 AU$195
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Detail of wrapper of Australian Aboriginal Art  - In the Anthropology Museum of the University  ( berndt13ap  150/174  BERN13)
Berndt, R.M. & J.E. Stanton. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART. In the Anthropology Museum of the University of Western Australia. BNo. 0-85564-188-6. First Edition, 1980 (pb). Pp: iv, 24; 240mm x 210mm; 0.15kg. 10 col, 14 b/w, 1 map. Acknowledgments, bibliographical references. A good paperback copy with minor wear on surfaces and edges. Wrp: g. University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 1980. (The book provides a brief outline on the history of the museum's collection and a list of some of the outstanding traditional artists whose work is represented in the collection) (Keywords: Bark paintings, northern Australia, Aboriginal, Manggudja, Gunwinggu, Oenpelli, Laindjung, Banaidja, Balirbalir, Yirrkala, Wonggu, Wurungulngul).
Book Code: R666 AU$34
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Detail of wrapper of ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN ART - Aboriginal artistic endeavours. (berndt02p 175/223  BERN02)
Berndt, Ronald M. & Catherine H. Berndt with John E. Stanton. ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN ART. Aboriginal artistic endeavour placed in its own socio-cultural context. BNo. 1-87633-40209. Reprinted Edition, 1998 (1988)(pb). Pp: 176; 270mm x210mm; 0.70kg. 159 col, 3 maps. List of plates, preface, bibliography, name index, subject index. A very good paperback copy. Wrp: vg. New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1998. (An authoritative consideration of the place of Aboriginal art within its own traditional settings. The underlying theme is the resilience of the art set against a changing environment) (Keywords: Arnhem Land, Yirrkala, Milingimbi, Balgo, Ooldea, Aurukun, Bathurst Island).
Book Code: L618 AU$40
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