Search the collections
Slide - Bull Elephant Seal, Macquarie Island, Tasmania, 1959 Reg. No: MM 15318
- 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:
- A bull elephant seal on the beach with a gentleman in the background wearing a hat photographing the seal who appears to be protesting.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Paul Black, 2012
|Dimensions:||50 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||antarctic research, seals animals|
|Themes this item is part of:||Hope Black nee Macpherson, Curator of Molluscs (1919 - ), Antarctica Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSEUM HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Working Life|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten: Bull elephant
Printed: Made in Australia
|Format:||Slide: Colour; 35 mm|
|Photographer:||Mrs Hope Black (nee Macpherson), Victoria, Australia|
|Commissioned By:||National Museum of Victoria|