Margaret Andrew studied at the University of Otago and later at the University of Auckland. After completing a teaching diploma she taught in primary schools in Auckland and Poverty Bay. After specialising in art she became a full-time art teacher. She was the personal assistant to the Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1981. This position provided the inspiration for her children’s book Flight to Antarctica (1985). Margaret took a cruise to Antarctica in 1996 and in 2000 she went to the New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands.
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