Miss Olive Pink, "in 1956, at the age of 72, was successful in having the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve" gazetted. You can download the brochure with information of this notable woman and her determined efforts against the odds of droughts, feral grazing animals etc.
walking through this landscape, myself and another couple, had met up with a hobby photographer and his wife, carrying the big tripod and massive 600mm camouflage-covered lens on his shoulder. Of course we chatted a while, and he mentioned to us about the bower "over that way".
and while admiring the bower with white plastic collectibles and a single quandong fruit,
I couldn't have been more amazed .. when it flew in!
the first time I've ever seen this beautiful bird. How lucky can you get?!
just 68 seconds worth, and he was off