Interview with Joan Dingley
Interviews this mycologist and plant pathologist about her career with the Department of Industrial Science and Research (DSIR) in Mount Albert. Describes how it was easy to get a job with the DSIR during the war but that after the war, men's careers took priority. Comments on working facilities for women at the DSIR and the cafeteria situation. Talks about work on mould-proofing tents and radio equipment in the Pacific during World War II and, as the government botanist, training the police to identify cannabis and opium poppies. Describes drawing up the list of plant diseases which form the basis for revision of New Zealand's quarantine regulations.
Describes research into New Zealand fungi and trips to the West Coast. Mentions establishing the Botanical Gardens at Manurewa. Discusses being in the position of senior scientist but not being seen as eligible for head positions. Comments on combining a career and family and the qualities of women scientists.
Interviewer(s) - Paula Martin
Quantity: 2 C60 cassette(s). 1 folder(s). 1 interview(s). 2 Hours Duration.
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Alternative form available: Listening copy cassette tapes available at OHLC-008539 - OHLC-008540
Listening copy CDs available at OHLCD-2172 and OHLCD-2173
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Format: 2 C60 cassette(s), 1 folder(s), 1 interview(s), 2 Hours Duration, Oral historiesSee original record
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