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Watercolour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink 1958 (location unknown)

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Capparis seedpod

Water colour and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink 16/8/58 (location unknown). Identified by Olive Pink as rough sketch of Capparis seedpod (back) "suede texture!"

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Unidentified

Water colour on card sketched by Olive Pink, (location unknown), 1958

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Unidentified

Water colour and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink in Alice Springs, 1958

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Prostantera striataflora

Water colour on card sketched by Olive Pink, Alice Springs, 1958. Arid regions (of Australia) Native Flora Reserve, Alice Springs. Identified by Olive Pink as botanical name Prostantera striataflora one "popular" name was the silly one of mint bush.

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Unidentified

Water colour on card sketched by Olive Pink, Alice Springs, 1958

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Unidentified

Water colour and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink in Alice Springs, 1958

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Pussy Tails

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, (location unknown), 1960. Described by Olive Pink as " popular name Pussy Tails" (ugly?)

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Macrocarpa gregoria

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, "Native Gap" ( Aileron Stn.), 1960. Identified by Olive Pink as Macrocarpa gregoria ( I think) Spinifex Snow - description on back of drawing.

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Macrocarpa gregoria- verso

Description on back of drawing : Louie an aboriginal worker at Aileron Station used to get it for Mrs (Elsie )Cobson (later Nolan) to send to me. Was never able to paint it from the plant and it faded when sent in. An exquisite blossom that grows close to the ground in Spinifex country hence the name Spinifex Snow : Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, "Native Gap" ( Aileron Stn.), 1960. Identified by Olive Pink as Macrocarpa gregoria ( I think) Spinifex Snow .

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Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink (date and location unknown)

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Unidentified

Watercolour and ink on tracing paper sketched by Olive Pink (date and location unknown)

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Unidentified

Watercolour and ink on tracing paper sketched by Olive Pink (date and location unknown)

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Azure Kingfisher

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, (date and location unknown). Identified by Olive Pink as Azure Kingfisher.

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Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, (date and location unknown)

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Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at Callanna, South Australia, 20-21/7/30 - identified by Olive Pink as "plant about 2 to 3 inches high both at Beltana and Callanna"

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Unidentified

Pencil some coloured on card sketched by Olive Pink at Callanna Reservoir South Australia 20-21/7/30

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Lavatera plebeia

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at Callanna Reservoir, South Australia 20-21/7/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Lavatera plebeia

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Stenopetalum

Coloured pencil on dark card, sketched by Olive Pink at (Ry)Dam Callanna, South Australia 20-21/7/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Stenopetalum

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Scaevola aemula

Coloured pencil on dark card, sketched by Olive Pink at Callanna, South Australia 20-21/7/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Scaevola aemula

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Vetch - Swainsona

Pencil, some coloured on card, sketched by Olive Pink "from" Meadows, South Australia 20/7/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Vetch - Swainsona

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Swainsona procumbena

Coloured pencil on card, sketched by Olive Pink at Marree, South Australia, 22/7/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Swainsona procumbena

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Photograph of Quart-Pot and Mangy, and aboriginal guide Jim

Black and white photograph of Olive Muriel Pink standing next to two camels, 'Quart-Pot'and 'Mangy', with her aboriginal guide Jim at a Central Australian waterhole, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink, 'To dear Mrs Walker - with love from Olive, Jim, (guide), "Quart-Pot, Olive and "Mangy"!!! (in order, from R to L!!) at a C. Aus. water-hole.' Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Photograph of aboriginal children swimming in a waterhole

Black and white photograph by Olive Pink of a group of aboriginal children swimming in a waterhole in Central Australia, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink, 'Native children playing in water-hole - Central Australia.' Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Photograph of Olive Pink and the the camel Quart-pot

Black and white photograph of Olive Muriel Pink standing next to a camel, 'Quart-Pot', in Central Australia, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink, '"Quart-pot" and Olivia - (ready for anything!)' Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Photograph of Olive Muriel Pink sitting on a camel, Larry

Black and white photograph of Olive Muriel Pink sitting on a camel, 'Larry', in Central Australia, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink 'Larry says " If I cannot be in the centre of the picture I'm not going to show my face!" Darkie says "Oh bother you! Well just my ears then!".'Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Photograph of my native guide

Black and white photograph taken by Olive Muriel Pink of her aboriginal guide, near Alice Springs, Central Australia, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink, 'My native (guide, factotum and friend!) a full-blooded Arunda on our way to Mt Gillen (in distance) He is carrying my waterbag and kit'. Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Photograph of the Finke River

Black and white photograph by Olive Pink of the Finke River in Central Australia, 1934, with inscription on the back by Olive Pink, 'The Finke River ("bed" - it was sand not water - when I saw it!) Mt ? in distance. (At Horseshoe Bend) Central Australia.' Photographs sent with a letter to her friend Joan Walker in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Brown paper cover

Brown paper cover which contained the calendar and card designs - written on by Olive Pink

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Handwritten note

1 handwritten note on paper - A kind of wild Hybicus [Hybiscus] which they stupidly call the "Desert Rose". Hardly anything less like "a rose" I cannot imagine. The buds however do look a tiny bit like rose buds (if one has plenty of imagination!)

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Calendar design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Card design

Indian ink sketch on card made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland. Captioned (Charlton Ed) for Sydney Mail

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Calendar design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Calendar design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Calendar design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Calendar design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Card design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Card design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Card design

Indian ink with some colour sketch on tracing paper made by Olive Pink between 1940 and 1941. From a collection of sketches made in New South Wales, Tasmania and a few in Queensland.

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Printed stationery

Two sheets of printed stationery –Home Hut (off) Native Flora Reserve Alice Springs Northern Territory

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Letter to TMAG

Letter to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) regarding donation of her Albert Namatjira paintings – copy of typed letter

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Gloves

1 pair of small cream nylon gloves with hand sewn fur trim. Label stitched inside - "Dents Nylon, One Size Fits All, Made in Hong Kong"

Hatband and metal badge

Orange/Yellow and white striped hatband and metal badge embossed with decorative GHS from Miss Clark’s –Girls’ High School” Hobart Tasmania -Hat badge and band (Olive’s), (private not State School). In old Barracks. Davey St and Barrack St Hobart.

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Copper etching plate of Olive Pink's bookplate

Includes -
Annotated envelope containing original printing plate of Olive Pink bookplate by Adrian Feint and letter from Feint to Olive Pink by the Society of Artists.

  1. Copper etching plate of bookplate , “Simplicity, Beauty, Honesty, Trust –Olive Pink”.
    2 .Letter from Adrian Feint to Olive Pink 28. 5. 1929
  2. Envelope containing the above items -written on by Olive Pink

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The Edge of the Field by Hookey, M

Booklet : Hookey, M, The Edge of the Field with decorations by L. Dechaineux, Australia, Bookfellow, 1913.
Inscribed “To Olive with loving greetings and wishes for the New Year 1914 from the old friend Hannah G Giblin.
‘OM Pink 1914’ written on front cover.

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Photograph of Olive Pink and friends

1 sepia photograph of camp at Professor Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin's Farm - Cobbler's End, Tasmania. Picturing Olive Pink, Florence Rodway, with mop and basin, Mildred Lovett with grid iron as harp, and Ursula Walker

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Telegraph Message from C. Baker

Telegraph Message from C. Baker to Olive Pink dated 19.7.1930
Message to Olive Pink regarding her painting trip along the railway line between Adelaide and Alice Springs in 1930

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Bedford College, Strathfield Sydney

Copy of The Bedford Magazine–dated December 1913-Magazine of Bedford College, Strathfield, Sydney -girls school where Olive Pink taught art. On page 11 reference to Miss Pink taking a party of girls to the Art Gallery and on page 17 an article ‘Western Australian Flowers’ by Olive Pink

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