Penny Olsen

Neil Murray reviews Night Parrot: Australia’s most elusive bird by Penny Olsen

Neil Murray
22 April 2019

Night Parrot by Penny Olsen is more than a biography of a bird that spent most of the twentieth century successfully hiding from people. It is a historical biography of human dete More

Peter Menkhorst reviews 'Upside Down World' by Penny Olsen

Peter Menkhorst
23 December 2011

In this age of throwaway digital images it is easy to forget that before the late nineteenth century the only means of conveying a visual image of an object or place was by drawing its likeness. For this reason, well-funded exploratory expeditions often included an artist whose role was to illustrate new and interesting people, landscapes, geological features, anima ... More