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Slide - Lighthouse, Entrance Point, Broome, Western Australia, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 15259

Summary:
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.
Description:
35mm transparency in mount.
Description Of Content:
Foreground composed of undulating rock and bare red earth. Across centre of image from left to right is an outbuilding, a four wheel drive vehicle, a white lighthouse supported on open steel construction, to the right of image is a tree and what appears to be a chimney beside it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Paul Black, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 50 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: antarctic research
Themes this item is part of: Hope Black nee Macpherson, Curator of Molluscs (1919 - ), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Working Life
Tertiary Classification: staff
Inscriptions: Handwritten: Lighthouse Broome Entrance Point 1954
Printed: Mount made in Australia
View from this side
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Photographer: Mrs Hope Black (nee Macpherson), Broome, Western Australia, Australia, 1954
Commissioned By: National Museum of Victoria

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