NZ women honoured
Wellington: They were the first New Zealand women to work in the Antarctic and now Antarctica New Zealand has honoured the three women by naming laboratories named after them.
Thelma Rodgers, Pamela Young and Margaret Bradshaw have been recognised at the refurbished Hillary Field Centre in Antarctica in honour of their work as pioneering female scientists.
Ms Young was among the first women to set foot on the continent in 1969 while Ms Rodgers was the first woman to spend an entire winter in Antarctica in 1979 and Ms Bradshaw was the first woman to lead a science expedition there in 1979. — NZN