Walter James Scott

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Walter James Scott CBE (23 December 1902 – 19 February 1985) was a notable New Zealand teacher, lecturer, educationalist, teachers’ college principal and civil libertarian. He was born in Hilton, South Canterbury, New Zealand in 1902.[1]

In the 1974 Queen's Birthday Honours, Scott was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to education and civil liberties.[2]

On the 27th December 1928, Scott married Hectorina Jessie MacDonald at St Pauls Presbytarian Church, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.[3] They had four children during their marriage.


  1. ^ Renwick, William. "Walter James Scott". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "No. 46312". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 1974. p. 6830.
  3. ^ Title: New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1934 Author: Publisher: Operations, Inc. Publisher Date: 2014 Publisher Location: Provo, UT, USA