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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

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.

Olive Pink

Pussy Tails

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

Olive Pink

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 ...

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Water colour on card sketched by Olive Pink, 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

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!"

Olive Pink

Yam flower

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink 27/12/57 (location unknown). Identified by Olive Pink as "Yam flower? badly done"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink 10/12/57 (location unknown)

Olive Pink

Capparis

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink 4/12/57 (location unknown). Identified by Olive Pink as "Capparis (in profile)"

Olive Pink

Cassia eremophila

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink 30/9/57 (location unknown). Identified by Olive Pink as Cassia eremophila - "very hurried - looks like big storm"

Olive Pink

Cassia

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink 30/9/57 (location unknown). "other Cassia not time for more leaves (foliage) have closed up!"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil and watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink 30/9/57 (location unknown). Described by Olive Pink as "mauve-green calyx looking down on blossom - a marvel of beauty when looked at closely"

Olive Pink

Lightwood

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink 16/9/57, Alice Springs. Identified by Olive Pink as Lightwood (Whitewood)

Olive Pink

Wild Orange

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, at Barrow Creek, 1949. Identified by Olive Pink as Wild Orange. "pale lemon petal and stamens green end to pistil - bright green leaves of leathery texture"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolur and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, from Sister Goulder (Vic), 12/9/49 (from North Road I think?)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolor on card sketched by Olive Pink, (flower) from Sister Goulder (Vic), 12/9/49, (same as at Thompson's Rock Hole. 1942-46)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour and pencil on paper, sketched by Olive pink at Alice Springs 19/8/49. Not identified by Olive Pink

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

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

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

Pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink, June 1945. Sketched on the back of P6-15-18

Olive Pink

Erythrina vespertilio - leaves

Watercolour and pencil on card. Sketched by Olive Pink, 16/7/45. Identified by Olive Pink as leaves of Erythrina vespertilio. True colour and actual size of a large leaf and stem. Page of sketch book.

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

Unidentified

Water colour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, 31/10/44

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

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

Unidentified

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

Olive Pink

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

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 on card sketched by Olive Pink, enroute to Parilyu (on sandhill), 17/9/43. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, enroute to Parilyu (on sandhill), 17/9/43. Not identified by Olive Pink

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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.

Olive Pink

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 ple...

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

Capparis

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

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

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

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

Coloured pencil on brown paper sketched by Olive Pink, Bond Springs or Aileron Station, Northern Territory, 1936. 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

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Jila, 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, 1934. 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

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 paper sketched by Olive Pink, Gilla, Queensland, 24/9/34. Not identified by Olive Pink

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 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, Gilla, Queensland, August 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink (Dimensions

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Gilla, Queensland, August 1934. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Swainsona

Watercolour and pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, "Near Farina", 21/8/31. Identified by Olive Pink as Swainsona

Olive Pink

Psoralea

Watercolour on card with pencil, painted by Olive Pink at Edwards Creek, South Australia 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as Psoralea

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

Petalostylis labicheoides

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Near Granites, Northern Territory, no date. Identified by Olive Pink as Petalostylis labicheoides "Mulga Plain Country"

Olive Pink

Lidiosus glaucifolius

Watercolour and pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink at Horseshoe Bend, Central Australia, 1930. Identified by Olive Pink as Lidiosus glaucifolius (?)

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Darwin, Northern Territory 1930. Not identified by Olive Pink pinned to drawing 6-7-6a "mauve and cream thick textured flowers"

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

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

Careya australis

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

Olive Pink

Unidentified

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

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

Wahlenbergia gracilis

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

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

Stemodia viscosa

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortungah Quadtcha, Northern Territory 4/12/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Stemodia viscosa

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortanga Quatcha, Northern Territory 4/12/30. Not identified by Olive Pink - some of original plant material attached - flower head

Olive Pink

Cleome viscosa

Pencil, some coloured, on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortungah Quadtcha, Northern Territory 1/12/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Cleome viscosa "whole plant, even back of petals of flower and pod sticky - has pungent smell when broken - st...

Olive Pink

Sida

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortanga Quatcha, Northern Territory 1/12/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Sida

Olive Pink

Oxylobium

Pencil and watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Macdonnel Range, Northern Territory, 28/11/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Oxylobium

Olive Pink

Sida

Pencil and watercolour on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortanga Quatcha, Macdonnel Range, Northern Territory, 28/11/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Sida?

Olive Pink

Isotoma petraea

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory 28/11/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Isotoma petraea "goonboonbu in Aranda Country"

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Tortanga Quatcha, Water Hole, C. Aus, Northern Territory 27/11/30. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Unidentified

Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Tortunggah Quadtchah, Northern Territory 27/11/30. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Isotoma petraea

Pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory 26/11/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Isotoma petraea

Olive Pink

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