Niue Island, New Zealand, and the late Mr Larsen an account of the murder of a colonial official and its aftermath. Resident Commissioner Larsen was killed by three escaped prisoners on 17 August 1953. The New Zealand Government mourned "an outstanding officer" and "one of its ablest island administrators". The author tells how the three young Niueans believed they were ridding the island of a brutal tyrant. Scott has produced an unforgettable portrait of the true face of New Zealand's Colonial rule. One of Dick Scotts scarcest titles which he wrote after the success of Years of Pooh Bah a Cook Island history.