The Weapon Beneath the Woodpile
A Tribute to Dick Scott
Keywords:Dick Scott, Parihaka, 151 Days, Niue, Kaipara
This article is a tribute to the late Auckland historian Dick Scott, whose 1954 The Story of Parihaka became one of the most influential historical works published in this country. Scott’s other best-known works are left-wing exposés of historical events, such as Would a Good Man Die? Niue Island, New Zealand and the Late Mr Larsen (1993). Others are local histories, including Seven Lives on Salt River (1987), an account of the watery district of Pāhi on the Kaipara Harbour. The remainder are industry or company histories, and particularly histories of New Zealand’s wine industry.