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Slide - Group Including National Museum of Victoria & Denver Museum Staff, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, 1952 Image Reg. No: MM 15268

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:
Group of approximately 11 men and women dressed for cool conditions standing and sitting on boulders at a reasonably high altitude allowing views over surrounding countryside as seen in the background.
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: Group at Wilsons Prom, RTM Pescott, wife, Dermot Casey.
Printed: Mount made in England, View from this side
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Photographer: Mrs Hope Black (nee Macpherson), Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, Australia, 1952

Year picked up from Denver Museum of Natural History 1952 Annual Report found online.
Commissioned By: National Museum of Victoria

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