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Olive Pink : artist, activist & gardener : a life in flowers
Olive Pink : artist, activist & gardener : a life in flowers
Ward, Gillian2018
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"Olive Pink is best known for her staunch support of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia and for her often feisty encounters with anthropologists, missionaries and local pastoralists. Olive fought hard not only for the rights of the local Arrernte and Warlpiri people, with whom she forged a strong connection, but also to recognise and protect the diversity of the local flora about which she was so passionate. Perhaps less known are Olive Pink's many beautiful paintings of the iconic flowers of the Central Australian region. These paintings express her intimate knowledge and love of the region's flora: a love that led to her establishing, with the support of Aboriginal gardeners, a flora reserve in Alice Springs, now known as the Olive Pink Botanic Garden... [This book] presents a superb selection of these original paintings, alongside a fascinating biography featuring beautifully reproduced memorabilia of a colourful and unconventional historical Australian figure."--Back cover.
Imprint:
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2018.
Collation:
xi, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm.
Notes:
Foreword by Julie Marcus."A fiercely independent woman ahead of her time" -- back cover.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Tasmanian beginnngs -- 2. An education in art -- 3. A move to Perth and tragedy -- 4. Sydney art movement and a new era of independence -- 5. Camping with Daisy Bates -- 6. A train journey in 1930 -- 7. Anthropology, art and travels in Central Australia -- 8. A year in Tasmania -- 9. Desert dreaming -- 10. A home in Alice Springs -- 11. Creating a garden -- 12. The legacy of Miss Pink.
ISBN:
9781743793602
Dewey class:
301.092581.994
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressBiography581.994 PINIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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