Vivien Edwards : winner of the 2021 Ian Wards Prize
A big congratulations to Vivien Edwards, the winner of the 2021 Ian Wards Prize for her book A Path Through The Trees: Mary Sutherland - Forester, Botanist and Women's Advocate (Writes Hill Press, Wellington). The annual prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship by Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian between 1968 and 1983, and recognises a published work which makes substantial, imaginative and exemplary use of New Zealand archives and records. Vivien's wide-ranging bibliography of published sources, archives and personal papers is supplemented by an extensive range of personal communications (interviews, emails, letters, phone conversations). She has performed an excellent service in bringing this otherwise little-known professional woman to a wider public.