Davidson, Mavis Melville. Photograph.
Davidson, Mavis Melville
Mavis Davidson was one of a number of significant women climbers in the 1950s. With Doreen Urquhart and Sheila MacMurray she made the first all-woman, guideless ascent of Aoraki/Mt Cook in 1953. She had obtained an MSc from the University of New Zealand, and from 1949-1952 worked at Victoria College, Wellington, as a Demonstrator and junior lecturer in Zoology. She was also an expert on sika deer, and spent some time working for the New Zealand Forest Service. She visited Stephens Island with VUW Zoology staff.
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