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Olive Pink Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P6
  • Collection
  • 1931 -1973

Sketches, mainly in pencil and crayon, made by Olive Muriel Pink of flowers found in the north of South Australia, Central and North Australia. The majority were made between June and December 1930, at various places along the railway between Por...

Olive Pink

Loranthus miguelii

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jay Creek, Northern Territory 27/12/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Loranthus miguelii "veins in leaves lighter and more yellow than leaf - flowers bright red"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jay Creek, Northern Territory 26/12/30. Not identified by Olive Pink but thought to be Capparis spinosa

Olive Pink

Capparis

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jay Creek, Northern Territory 26/12/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Capparis

Olive Pink

Loranthus migulii

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jay Creek, Northern Territory (no date). Identified by Olive Pink as Loranthus migulii

Olive Pink

Crotalaria cunninghamii.

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Crotalaria cunninghamii

Olive Pink

Convolvulus erubescen

Water colour and pencil on dark card sketched by Olive Pink, (no place or date) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Convolvulus erubescen.

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Northern Territory, 1930. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Northern Territory 1930. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Wahlenbergia gracilis

Watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Northern Territory, 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as Wahlenbergia gracilis

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Water colour on card sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Trichinium obovatum

Coloured pencil on light card, sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Trichinium obovatum "sage"

Olive Pink

Mathiola

Water colour on dark card sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Mathiola?

Olive Pink

Sida

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Sida

Olive Pink

Nicotiana suaveolens

Coloured pencil on dark card sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Nicotiana suaveolens

Olive Pink

Didiscus glaucifolius

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Horseshoe Bend, Northern Territory, 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as Didiscus glaucifolius.

Olive Pink

Erodium cygnorum

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, (place and date unknown) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Erodium cygnorum.

Olive Pink

Careya australis

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Darwin, Northern Territory, 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as Careya australis

Olive Pink

Scavola

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jila, Northern Territory, 24/9/34. Identified by Olive Pink as Scavola? "natural size, some 4 mostly 5 'fingers'", "flower whitish cream to buff"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on brown paper sketched by Olive Pink, Bond Springs or Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on brown paper sketched by Olive Pink, Bond Springs or Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1936. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on brown paper sketched by Olive Pink, Bond Springs or Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Tallow wood

Pencil, with some coloured pencil, on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Aileron Station, Northern Territory, November 1936. Identified by Olive Pink as Whitewood, Tallow wood "a little like May blossom in form"

Olive Pink

Bean Tree

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Aileron Station, Northern Territory, November 1937. Identified by Olive Pink as Bean Tree [Erythrina vespertilio]

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Finke, 4/9/3? (Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1937).

Olive Pink

Bean Tree

Pencil and coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1936-37. Identified by Olive Pink as Bean Tree

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, "Near the 10 Mile", Darwin, Northern Territory, 28/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as apple green calyx of bud, bright apple-green leaves, cream blossom (of magnolia texture) warm brown stem

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jila, Northern Territory, 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jila, Northern Territory, 23/9/34. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jila, Northern Territory, 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Capparis

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Alice Springs, 17/1/41. Identified by Olive Pink as Capparis

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 27/8/42. Not identified by Olive Pink. "Don't know name - small low plant and tall ones too. Very difficult so frail in texture and transparent paperish that the light...

Olive Pink

Lavender (coloured) bush

Watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 1943. Identified by Olive Pink as Lavender (coloured) bush in spinifex country

Whitewood (Tallow wood)

Coloured pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 1943. Identified by Olive Pink as Whitewood ( Tallow wood)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 1943. Described by Olive Pink as "light green stems dark green leaves almost lemon yellow at joints" (drawn on the back of P6-15-13a)

Olive Pink

Bean Tree

Pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink at Thompsons Rockhole 22/11/43. Identified by Olive Pink as Bean Tree.

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour and pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, various dates, 1943. Page of sketch book

Olive Pink

Unidentified birds

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, (location unknown),7/7/45. " (1st) original sent to Mrs 'Pat' Chapman (Granits) July 1948"

Olive Pink

Evening Primrose

Water colour and pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink at Thompsons Rockhole 16/7/45. Identified by Olive Pink as Evening Primrose "Yuggilli Burinyu". Has unidentified sketch on the verso P6-15-18b

Olive Pink

Capparis

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 17/1/41. Identified by Olive Pink as Capparis

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Anzac Hill, Alice Springs, 1946. "Traced from rough sketch - matt surface pale cream blossom and stamens, leaves leathery greenish - mature "orange" (lemon)"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, at Alice Springs, 10/4/47

Olive Pink

Prostanthera

Identified as Prostanthera striatiflora . Watercolor on card sketched by Olive Pink near power station at Alice Springs on 7 June 1958 'has aromatic scent (leaves?) (very honeyed flower)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, "at Wurley", Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 25/7/42. Not identified by Olive Pink. Drawn on the back of a 1913 sketch

Olive Pink

Desert Rose

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 27/8/42. Described by Olive Pink as " I call this hybiscus but I think the whites here call it the Desert Rose ( a silly name !). Fully open blossom - the effect is very pa...

Olive Pink

Erythrina vespertilio - Bean Tree

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, 9/10/42. Identified by Olive Pink as Bean Tree. (Erythrina vespertilio) "flowers point upwards - this branch was growing like this (a la Japanese print I thought!)"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on blue card sketched by Olive Pink, T.R.H (Thompsons Rock Hole), 1942. Not identified by Olive Pink. "Has black berries with russ (waxy) calex later, grows from a few feet to 5ft high - creamy blossom and stamens"

Olive Pink

Isotoma

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, Pine Hill Station (near boulders), 1942. Identified by Olive Pink as Isotoma

Olive Pink

Nulyubi vine

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 16/12/42. Described by Olive Pink as " aboriginal name Nulyubi (vine) don't know whites name - a very strong vine - the aboriginies use in place of string - tw...

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

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 o...

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

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 ...

Olive Pink

Photograph of Home Hut

Black and white photograph of two gum trees planted by mistake in one drum. Called them Naomi & Ruth. Two fig trees in the background.

Arid Regions Native Flora Reserve - photograph

One of eight annotated black and white photographs of the site of the Arid Regions Native Flora Reserve. Noting location of Mt Gillen, part of MacDonnell Range, entrance gate and driveway to hut, driveway for sanitary truck

Olive Pink

Photograph of " My Wurley"

One small black and white photograph - captioned ‘My Wurley’ –temporary accommodation. Once a Mohammedan prayer room.

Olive Pink

Photograph of Wallaby and Des

Black and white photo probably taken by Olive Pink –annotated on back as: “Wallaby” and “Des”, July 1941 –on termite mound –‘When we three went on an exploring expedition on foot’.

Olive Pink

Eremophila

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at Edwards Creek, South Australia, 25/7/30 ( shrub about 4ft high) Identified by Olive Pink as Eremophila - medicinal. Attached - paper, small watercolour painted at Rodinga, Northern Territory, 18/9/30

Olive Pink

Senecio

Pencil and watercolur on card sketched by Olive Pink at The Finke, Northern Territory 31/8-4/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Camel Weed, Senecio. "near the Rock of Ages" "Scent like (garden) honeysuckle"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at the The Finke, Northern Territory 4/9/30. "natural size"

Olive Pink

Cassia sturtii

Pencil drawing on card with small water colour attached. Painted and sketched by Olive Pink at the Finke 31/8/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Cassia sturtii "usually 7 pairs of leaves on leaf stem - shrub about 3ft high"

Olive Pink

Eremophilia oldfieldii

Watercolour and pencil on paper, painted by Olive Pink at the Finke, Northern Territory 4/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Eremophilia oldfieldii

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at the Finke, Northern Territory 4/9/30

Olive Pink

Brunonia australis

Watercolour and pencil on light green card sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 13/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Brunonia australis (Goodeniaceae)

Olive Pink

Pimelea microcephala

Watercolour and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 19/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Pimelea microcephala

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil and crayon on card, sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 28/9/30. "from nature (exactly) but most often a creeper and therefore simple petal at top)+ sometimes 4 below - trails of it are feet long in every direction&qu...

Olive Pink

Goodina or Velleya

Watercolour on paper painted by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 13/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Goodina or Velleya?

Olive Pink

Nicotiana suaveolens

Pencil on paper, sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory, 15/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Nicotiana suaveolens "nicotine plant opens at night dainty scent"

Olive Pink

Scaevola depauperata

Watercolour on card. Painted by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory, 17/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Scaevola depauperata

Olive Pink

Helicrisum

Coloured pencil on card, sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 18/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Helicrisum

Olive Pink

Grevillea chrysodendron

Watercolour and pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink at Rodinga, Northern Territory 18/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Grevillea chrysodendron

Olive Pink

Brachychiton ramiflora

Watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, beyond terminus Birdum, Northern Territory 29/10/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Brachychiton ramiflora (Kurrajong)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Darwin, Northern Territory 29/9/30.- The 10 mile. Not identified by Olive Pink "green stems (to flowers) and green leaves, feathery little petals (like small clematis)

Olive Pink

Convolvulus

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, 50 miles from Darwin, Northern Territory 26/10/30. Identified by Olive Pink as a creeper Convolvulus? "from an almost dead specimen when brought to me"

Olive Pink

Native cotton

Pencil, some coloured on paper sketched by Olive Pink, 58 miles from Darwin, Northern Territory 26/10/30. Identified by Olive Pink as native cotton - " lemon hybiscus like flowers- naturalised cotton - thought not indigenous?"

Olive Pink

Thought not indigenous

Water colour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, 20 miles from Darwin, Northern Territory, October 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as - thought not indigenous?

Olive Pink

Loranthus amplexans

Pencil and coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Darwin, Northern Territory 27/10/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Loranthus amplexans, Mistletoe

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Darwin, Northern Territory 1930. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

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