Miss Pink's WildflowersFrom the Olive Pink Collection

Sketching wildflowers in Central Australia

In 1930, after reading about how the long drought had broken in the Central desert and the resulting profusion of wildflowers Olive Pink took six months leave and embarked on a sketching tour of the flora of Central Australia. 


Many of the botanical drawings in the University of Tasmania's Olive Pink Collection come from this Central Australian tour; in particular sketches from Beltana, Flinders Ranges, Callana Reservoir and Marree, Edwards Creek and Wire Creek, in South Australia and the Finke, Horseshoe Bend, Darwin, McDonnell Ranges, near the Granites and Jay Creek in the Northern Territory.