Past president of the Australian and New Zealand Law Society (ANZELA), Shaunnagh Dorsett, has jointly won the Ian Wards Prize for 2018.
Ms Dorsett’s book Juridical Encounters: Maori and the Colonial Courts 1840-1852 (Auckland UP) and Jane McCabe’s book Race, Tea and Colonial Settlement (Bloomsbury) were jointly awarded the prestigious award.
The prize recognises an outstanding piece of published NZ historical writing that demonstrates either ‘innovative’ or ‘exemplary’ use of primary sources. It is awarded annually by the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand.
Nominations for the Society’s own annual prize in legal history close on Monday, 24 September.