Tony Druce, Allan Mere recipient for 1987,
alongside three previous directors of Botany Division, DSIR: W.
Harris, H.E. Connor, and E.J. Godley – all have been awarded the Allan Mere over the years. Photos: © Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.
“Mr Druce has represented Botany Division in
Wellington from 1947 until 1982, with the exception of four years
when he was attached to Soil Bureau. A dedicated field worker with
unrivalled knowledge of the North Island and Nelson ranges, he has
shared his knowledge freely with professional and amateur
Citation reproduced from the Allan Mere awards book.