Mary Gillham, Isobel Bennett, Susan Ingham and Hope Macpherson wearing what they colloqially refered to on the ship as Mae Wests. They are standing on Deck of Thala Dan on the way to Macquarie Island as the first group of female researchers permitted at the base.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.

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Four ladies standing on board ship wearing jackets and headwear as well as orange life vests.

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35mm transparency in mount.

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