Australiana

Ned Kelly 'Scrimshaw' circa 1880 with photo of George King - $12,500 #120987
The 'scrimshaw' incised on a single bull horn features the bearded Ned Kelly above his horse 'Daylight' as well as other gang members and sympathisers. The top character is Sub-Inspector Stanhope O'Connor who led the blacktrackers in pursuit of Kelly. The horn is believed to have been carved by the American George King, Ned Kelly's stepfather (see accompanying photograph), who used the woodcuts published in the July 1880 edition of the Illustrated Sydney News as his inspiration. A similarly executed scrimshaw horn sold at auction in 2001 for $192,225 when it was thought to be unique. Since then a number of other examples, including the one on offer, have come to light.

A rare piece of Australiana
Sterling Silver Mounted Emu Egg by William Edwards, Melbourne - c.1860 - $17,500 #121590
This lidded goblet with gilded interior was the work of jeweler William Edwards. Englishman Edwards had arrived in Melbourne in July 1857 and set up his first workshop at 129 Collins Street .

He advertised his special skills of making 'sacrament services to order - Tea and Coffee sets (of) any design - Emu Eggs mounted - Race Cups (of) all sizes and design'. Edwards was considered a leading silversmith of his day and he submitted works to the International Exhibition, 1861 and the International Colonial Exhibition, Melbourne, 1866.

Standing 26.5 cm this mounted egg is a superb example of early colonial craftsmanship.

Sydney Gazette - Wednesday, February 14, 1827 - $550 #121269
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy although toned is complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Saturday, February 24, 1827 - $550 #121272
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy although toned is complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, February 27, 1827 - $550 #121273
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy although toned is complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, March 6, 1827 - $650 #121274
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Thursday , March 8, 1827 - $650 #121275
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Saturday, March 10, 1827 - $650 #121276
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, March 13, 1827 - $650 #121277
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Thursday, March 15, 1827 - $550 #121279
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy although toned is complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Saturday , March 17, 1827 - $550 #121287
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy although toned is complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, March 20, 1827 - $450 #121280
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This copy has slight paper loss and is lightly toned . However it is largely complete and provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Saturday , January 10 , 1829 - $650 #121281
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, January 13, 1829 - $650 #121282
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. A lightly toned but complete copy that provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.
Sydney Gazette - Tuesday, January 4, 1831 - $750 #121283
The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper printed in Australia and was the official mouthpiece of the Colonial Government. It was first published on 5 March 1805, but it was not until October 1824 that it achieved editorial independence. The last edition was published on 20 October 1842. This clean copy provides an intriguing insight into the Sydney's early history.