Item 42b - Macrocarpa gregoria- verso

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Macrocarpa gregoria- verso


  • 1960 (Creation)

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notes 32 x 25.5 cm

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(1884 – 1975)

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

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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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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections and The Olive Pink Estate"

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Oct 2017(HE)




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