STAY CONNECTED! Third Coast has gone digital in 2020, and we’re bringing you new programming celebrating the art & craft of audio storytelling. Whether you are a producer or an audio fan, sign up for our newsletters to be the first to know about what we have in store.

SIGN UP

Shocking Pink

Australian anthropologist, botanist, and eccentric Olive Pink waged a 40-year, one-woman civil rights campaign on behalf of the Aboriginal peoples until her death in 1975.

2005 / Hollis Taylor / Jane Ulman / The Listening Room, ABC, Australia

Australian anthropologist, botanist, and eccentric Olive Pink waged a 40-year, one-woman civil rights campaign on behalf of the Aboriginal peoples until her death in 1975.

Neither her efforts nor her personality won her any friends, with one exception -- Pink's doctoral professor at the University of Sydney. But even that relationship fell apart, as evidenced in the increasingly acerbic and disheartened letters she wrote him. This unconventional portrait of Olive Pink is part-theater, part-musical composition, and part radio-romp through the Outback.

Shocking Pink was produced in 2003.


produced by

Jane Ulman

Jane Ulman is a producer and director for ABC Radio National.


Featured in


May we recommend…