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Denise Allen

Firsts: 1983 - First observer woman posted to Queensland 1984 - First woman posted to Willis Island 1985 - First woman to winter on the Antarctic Continent 1988 - First woman to obtain senior observer position in Bureau of Meteorology

Special Achievements: 1989 First woman awarded prestigious outstanding service to the Antarctic (along with Lynn Williams) First woman ever to complete winter postings to all four Australian Antarctic Bases

Miscellaneous: Meteorologist