National Library of Australia
The collection comprises papers relating to Chipman's career with the Australian Antarctic Division and the research for her books Australians in the frozen south (1978) and Women on the ice (1986). They include photographs, transparencies, diaries, edited typescripts of her two books, correspondence, reviews, questionnaires, newspaper cuttings and card index.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2195968).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Elizabeth Chipman, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.
The collection was purchased by the Library from Elizabeth Chipman in September 1998, with further papers added in 2011.
Chipman had kept much of the papers in labelled files. Some of the press cuttings and photographs have been kept in scrapbooks and albums. The cards index and slides are in boxes. The Library has put the papers into manuscript files, but the original arrangement within each file and Chipman's file titles have been retained. Where there were preservation issues, the photographs were removed from the albums and transferred to files.
Chipman worked for the Antarctic Division of the Department of Science in Melbourne between 1954 and 1977, where she had a varied career as a typist, information officer and scientific administrator.
She visited Macquarie Island with the Australian Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) during summers of 1966-1967, 1971-1972, and 1975-1976. She was the first woman member of the ANARE Club and one of the first Australian women to set foot on the Antarctic mainland.
She is the author of two books: Australians in the frozen south (1978) and Women on the ice (1986).
Chipman now lives in Melbourne.
The series contains one file of diaries, correspondence and other papers.
Chipman recorded her daily activities while living on Macquarie Island in 1967, 1971-1972 and 1975 in three notebooks, used as diaries. They include references to the people with whom she worked, impressions and descriptions of the places she visited.
The correspondence files relate mostly to Chipman's research and the publication of her books. Copies of some of Chipman's letters are included. Other papers include handwritten drafts, typescripts and notes. The correspondents include Cleo magazine, Thomas Nelson Australia, Heinemann Publishers and Tim Bowden.
The series includes notes, photocopies, copies of the Antarctic Treaty, newsletters and other papers of the Australian Antarctic Foundation, information booklets published by the Antarctic Division of Department of Science and Environment and information on ANAREDEX database.
Transport, field work, loading schedule, barge, science news July 1976, media release Dec. 1975, handwritten notes, flora and fauna information, information leaflet no. 8 'Australian Science in Antarctica'
In researching for her book, Women on the ice, Chipman sent out questionnaires to the women who had worked in the Antarctic. The series contains the completed forms and some correspondence.
The book was published by published by Thomas Nelson Australia in 1978. The series comprises an author's proof, correspondence (including contract) with Thomas Nelson Australia, reviews and other papers.
Chipman received a Special Purpose Grant from Australia Council in 1982 to write Women on the ice, which was published by Melbourne University Press in1986. The book tells the story of the women who went to the Antarctic, set against the historical background of exploration, exploitation and scientific research.
The series comprises correspondence (including copies of Chipman's letters), research notes and typescripts. The correspondents include the New Zealand Antarctic Society, Scott Polar Research Institute (Cambridge), National Science Foundation (Washington), National Institute of Polar Research (Tokyo), British Antarctic Survey, Expéditions Polaires Francaises, Barbara Land, Phillip Law, National Maritime Museum (London), Royal Geographical Society, J.M. Caffin, Instituto de Estudios de Chile (Santiago), Melbourne University Press, Australia Council and Churchill Fellowship (Chipman applied for, but was not awarded, a Fellowship). The Library has kept the arrangement of papers within the files and their titles.
The series comprises notes, cuttings, a card file and photocopies used by Chipman in writing her books. The card file contains information on the people involved in ANARE. The Library has kept the arrangement of papers within the files and their titles.
'Emperors of the Ice' (National Geographic, March 1996) Dispatches from the Arctic Ocean by Will Stager and A Land of Isolation No More Antarctica by Bryan Hodgson.
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