At the tail end of December in 1959 Mary Gillham and 3 other female scientists became the first British and Australian females to join a research trip in the Antarctic. The likelihood of females joining future research trips would depend on the success of these ground-breaking women. The below blogs retell the story of Dr Gillham's journey to Macquarie Island.
Post 1: Cracking the Antartic
Post 2: Leaving Melbourne for Macquarie
Post 3: Southward: 18th & 19th December 1959
Post 4: All About Macquarie Island
Post 5: Still heading South!
Post 6: Exploitation
Post 7: December 22nd
Post 8: December 23rd
Post 9: December 24th
Post 10: Macquarie Island’s 1959 Mary Christmas
Post 11: Mary’s Last Full Day on Maquarie Island
Post 12: Leaving Macquarie
Post 13: Explorers
Post 14: Homeward Bound
Post 15: The fauna and flora of Macquarie Island in December 1959
Post 16: New Year’s Eve: From Mary’s Diary
Post 17: New Year’s Day 1960
Post 18: Macquarie After Mary
Post 19: Women in Antarctica
For more blog posts by the Mary Gillham Archive Project, take a look at the Wordpress site.
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