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

Land of the Magpie Goose People
2001 - Land of the Magpie Goose People (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207198748
ISBN-10: 0207198748

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

Land of the EMU People
1997 - Land of the Emu People [Journey of the great lake] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780207196348
ISBN-10: 0207196346

Banana Bird and the Snake Men
1996 - Banana Bird and the Snake Men (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207181481
ISBN-10: 0207181489

Children of the Great Lake
1995 - Children of the Great Lake (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207187735
ISBN-10: 0207187738

Mungoon Gali the Giant Goanna
1994 - Mungoon Gali the Giant Goanna (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207185946
ISBN-10: 0207185948

Black Duck and Water Rat
1994 - Black Duck and Water Rat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780207183492
ISBN-10: 020718349X
Genre: Children's Books

Platypus and Kookaburra
1990 - Platypus and Kookaburra (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207170362
ISBN-10: 0207170363

Cave Painters
1989 - Cave Painters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732273286
ISBN-10: 0732273285

1989 - The Magic Firesticks [Picture bluegum] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Magic Firesticks
1989 - Magic Firesticks (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732272791
ISBN-10: 0732272793

Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo Oe The Red Kangaroo
1988 - Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo Oe the Red Kangaroo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780732272203
ISBN-10: 0732272203

Owl People
1987 - Owl People (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780001844858
ISBN-10: 0001844857
Genre: Children's Books

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

Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo The Red Kangaroo
1986 - Ngalculli the Red Kangaroo the Red Kangaroo (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780001843615
ISBN-10: 0001843613

Quinkins Oe
1980 - Quinkins Oe [Picture lions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006615781
ISBN-10: 0006615783
Genre: Children's Books

Rainbow Serpent Oe
1979 - Rainbow Serpent Oe [Picture lions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006614715
ISBN-10: 000661471X

Giant Devil Dingo Oe
1976 - Giant Devil Dingo Oe (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780006612216
ISBN-10: 0006612210

Lasca and Her Pups
Lasca and Her Pups [Picture bluegum] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780207170034
ISBN-10: 0207170037

Gidja the Moon
Gidja the Moon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836870312
ISBN-10: 083687031X

Turramulli the Giant Quinkin
Turramulli the Giant Quinkin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836870343
ISBN-10: 0836870344

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]