Bishop, Enid

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Bishop, Enid

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  • Enid Gibson

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1925 -


Enid Bishop was born in Melbourne and moved to Canberra with her family in 1944. While working at the National Library in 1956 she began studies in Chinese and Japanese at the Canberra University College and in 1958 was appointed Assistant Librarian of the Oriental Studies Collection at the College. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1960 and then her professional library qualifications through the Library Association of Australia and a Masters from Columbia University in 1962. She was appointed Senior Librarian of the ANU Oriental Collection in 1966, the CUC Library having merged with the ANU Library in 1960. In 1969 she undertook a study trip to New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia visiting Asian Studies collections. She also visited China then various Asian Studies collections in Europe in 1973. She was active in the Asian Studies Association of Australia, the International Association of Orientalist Librarians and the Southeast Asian Research Materials Group. She retired in 1984 as Head of the Asian Studies Division of the ANU Library.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley in March 2012




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