Olive Pink

Botanist, Deceased Person

1884 – 1975

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Who was Olive Pink?

Olive Muriel Pink was an Australian botanical illustrator, anthropologist, gardener, and activist for aboriginal rights.

Pink spent much of her life agitating and being a passionate advocate for improved rights and conditions for Australian aborigines. She never married, having lost a 'very dear friend' Captain Harold Southern who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. In her later years, Pink concentrated on botanical pursuits and established the currently named Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs.

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Born
Mar 17, 1884
Hobart
Profession
Education
  • University of Sydney
Lived in
  • Tasmania
Died
Jul 6, 1975
Alice Springs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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