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Slide - Branding a Seal, Macquarie Island, Tasmania Image Reg. No: MM 15335

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:
Two men holding down seal, third man holding branding iron, two more seals 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, seals animals
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: Printed: PATENT:APP:No.38/131/59.
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Photographer: Mrs Hope Black (nee Macpherson), Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
Commissioned By: National Museum of Victoria

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