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Slide - Mt Oberon Looking East to Waterloo Bay, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 15228

This slide forms part of a much larger collection of images from the life and career of Hope Macpherson Black. They document her famous research trips to Macquarie Island as part of the first team of women permitted to research in the Antarctic. Other images document her earlier expeditions around Australia and her wedding in 1965, which under the Marriage Bar at the time required her to resign her position at the peak of her career. Finally a number of images capture her latter career as a science teacher.
35mm transparency in mount.
Description Of Content:
View over the ranges with dead tree trunks in foregound, generally overcast with sun breaking though a section of cloud to highlight a large area of land.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Paul Black, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: antarctic research, working life
Themes this item is part of: Hope Black nee Macpherson, Curator of Molluscs (1919 - )
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Working Life
Tertiary Classification: staff
Inscriptions: Handwritten: Mt Oberon Wilson's Prom looking East to Waterloo Bay
Printed: View from this side
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Photographer: Mrs Hope Black (nee Macpherson), Waterloo Bay, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia, 1959

Although the slide is undated it it is very similar to MM 15227 (which is dated 1958) but the enviromental conditions are very different. Therefore one may conlude that this one was taken on the documented second trip in 1959.
Commissioned By: National Museum of Victoria

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