NZ women hon­oured

Otago Daily Times - - GENERAL -

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

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