Search - List of Books by Percy Trezise

Percy Trezise AM (28 January 1923 - 11 May 2005) was an Australian pilot, painter, explorer and writer as well as, notably, a discoverer, documenter and historian of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta, Victoria but is associated especially with Far North Queensland and the rock art galleries of the Cape York Peninsula. He died in Cairns, Queensland.

Tresize was born in Tallangatta (northern Victoria) and attaended a bush school followed by Albury Highschool. His interest in Aboriginal people began when he won a copy of the Red Centre written by Findlayson during his years at highschool. During World War II Trezise served in the Royal Australian Air Force. From 1956 he worked in northern Australia as an airline pilot for Ansett and the Cairns Aerial Ambulance. From the air he learned to identify areas likely to contain Aboriginal rock art, which he subsequently explored on foot. During the 1960s he regularly overflew Dunk Island attempting to locate the Aboriginal galleries mentioned by E. J. Banfield in his 'Confessions of a Beachcomber' (1908) and later walked in to find them based on his aerial observations.

He was a friend of writer Xavier Herbert, artists Ray Crooke and Ron Edwards and a collaborator with Aboriginal artist Dick Roughsey in a series of children’s picture books.

In 1996 he was made a member of the Order of Australia. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from James Cook University, in recognition of outstanding service to the community of far north Queensland.

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Total Books: 57
Land of the Brolga People
2002 - Land of the Brolga People [JGL] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207199301
ISBN-10: 0207199302
Genre: Children's Books
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Land of the Magpie Goose People
2001 - Land of the Magpie Goose People (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207198748
ISBN-10: 0207198748
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Land of the Dingo People
1999 - Land of the Dingo People [Trezise, P. J. Journey of the Great Lake, 2.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207190919
ISBN-10: 0207190917
Genre: Children's Books
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Land of the EMU People
1997 - Land of the Emu People [Journey of the great lake] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207196348
ISBN-10: 0207196346
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Banana Bird and the Snake Men
1996 - Banana Bird and the Snake Men (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207181481
ISBN-10: 0207181489
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Children of the Great Lake
1995 - Children of the Great Lake (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207187735
ISBN-10: 0207187738
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Mungoon Gali the Giant Goanna
1994 - Mungoon Gali the Giant Goanna (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207185946
ISBN-10: 0207185948
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Black Duck and Water Rat
1994 - Black Duck and Water Rat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207183492
ISBN-10: 020718349X
Genre: Children's Books
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Platypus and Kookaburra
1990 - Platypus and Kookaburra (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207170362
ISBN-10: 0207170363
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Cave Painters
1989 - Cave Painters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732273286
ISBN-10: 0732273285
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1989 - The Magic Firesticks [Picture bluegum] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Magic Firesticks
1989 - Magic Firesticks (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732272791
ISBN-10: 0732272793
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Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo Oe The Red Kangaroo
1988 - Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo Oe the Red Kangaroo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732272203
ISBN-10: 0732272203
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Owl People
1987 - Owl People (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780001844858
ISBN-10: 0001844857
Genre: Children's Books
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1987 - Gidja [Oe - Fontana picture lions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Flying Fox Warriors
1987 - Flying Fox Warriors [Alt - Fontana picture lions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006623373
ISBN-10: 0006623379
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Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo The Red Kangaroo
1986 - Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo the Red Kangaroo (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780001843615
ISBN-10: 0001843613
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Quinkins Oe
1980 - Quinkins Oe [Picture lions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006615781
ISBN-10: 0006615783
Genre: Children's Books
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Rainbow Serpent Oe
1979 - Rainbow Serpent Oe [Picture lions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006614715
ISBN-10: 000661471X
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Giant Devil Dingo Oe
1976 - Giant Devil Dingo Oe (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780006612216
ISBN-10: 0006612210
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Lasca and Her Pups
Lasca and Her Pups [Picture bluegum] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207170034
ISBN-10: 0207170037
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Gidja the Moon
Gidja the Moon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836870312
ISBN-10: 083687031X
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Turramulli the Giant Quinkin
Turramulli the Giant Quinkin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836870343
ISBN-10: 0836870344
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The Peopling of Australia [Stories of the Dreamtime-Tales of the Aboriginal People] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Stories of the Dreamtime [Stories of the Dreamtime- Tales of the Aboriginal People]