A presentation of the facts of Maori-Pakeha conflicts, with supporting references. Land purchases, conflict with settlers, Waitara purchase, mediation by Wi Tamihana, Waikato War and the King Movement.
Blackwood and Janet Paul, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
A gripping narrative of a critical period in New Zealand history and a complete historical account that is attentive to the drama of these brutal and unrelenting conflicts. First published in 1999.
Oratia Books, Auckland, 2017. Softback. 400 pages. NEW
The early history of artillery in New Zealand and the role that Maori guns and gunners played in the inter-tribal musket wars of the early part of the nineteenth century and also later during the land wars. Illustrated.
Willsonscott Publishing, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 173 pages. NEW
Buick's biography of the proud, restless and rebellious chief and war leader Hone Heke, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi, is a brilliant contribution to understanding one of New Zealand's early and most notorious public figures.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1926. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
Thirteen stories of the period 1806-77, during which New Zealand's northern areas were racked by conflict. There is piracy, abduction, massacre, espionage, war and revenge. Illustrations. Scarce.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
This is James Cowan's greatest work, a comprehensive and thorough work that draws on his original research and interviews with survivors on both sides. This edition was reprinted without amendments, first published in 1922 this reprinting has amendments. TWO VOLUMES.
NZ Government Printer, Wellington, 1983. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol. I 471 pages, Vol. II 560 pages. SECONDHAND
Very comprehensive pictorial coverage of the New Zealand wars, combatants, weapons, uniforms, tactics and battles. This is still the best book on the wars as a whole. First edition.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1986. Softback. 226 pages. SECONDHAND
The ground-breaking revisionist history of the great struggle in the 19th century over land and government. An important and influential classic of NZ history.
Auckland University Press, 1986. Softback. 396 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the first Anglo Maori war of 1845-47 told through the letters and diaries of a shrewd cross-section of those British soldiers who fought and retreated, lived to fight another day, or died in the mud of the North Island of New Zealand.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 237 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed study of the years 1856 and the end of the NZ Wars in 1870 that examines the Government's native policy in its political context and the causes, conduct and effects of the war.
Sydney University Press, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the pioneer Gilbert Mair who arrived in the Bay of Islands in 1824 and especially of his two sons Robert and William Gilbert who both saw service in the Waikato War and the subsequent hunt for Te Kooti in the Urewera. Includes details of post war negotiations with the Maori King. First published in 1956 this is a facsmile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 345 pages. NEW
"A short biography of colonists who distinguished themselves in upholding Her Majesty's supremacy in these island". Numerous portraits plans and views. Addenda has an alphabetical list of Volunteers and Militia who received the New Zealand medal 1860-1870. Chromolitho plate to frontis. Half leather binding, gilt decoration to front board, gilt decoration to spine. A very good copy. Large heavy book additional postage will be required for overseas destinations.
H. Brett, Printer and Publisher, Auckland, 1887. Hardback, no dust jacket. 620 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the war in the Waikato in 1863–64, its impact, its origins and aftermath. Includes land confiscations, compensation, and ongoing disputes related to the conflict.
Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 690 pages. NEW
A riveting account of a key moment in New Zealand history as Tāwhiao, Rewi Maniapoto, Donald McLean and George Grey negotiated the role of the Maori King and the British Queen in New Zealand.
Auckland University Press, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 452 page. NEW
Memoirs of Bodell who spent time in Ireland, China with the British Army before trying his luck in Australia. when he fell on hard times he volunteered to fight in the Land Wars and settled in Tauranga, where he became the mayor. Towards the end of his life he penned these memoirs of life in the army, the Waikato War and pioneer days in Tauranga.
The Bodley Head, London, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the land wars battle at Gate Pa, supplimented by extracts from official records. First published in 1926, this further amplified and indexed edition is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 133 pages. NEW
A fresh and engaging history of this turbulent period-the events, the controversies and characters. Illustrated with period photographs, art and artifacts, many not previously published. A very valuable contribution to Land Wars history.
Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket, 304 pages. NEW.
Interesting and unique illustrated book of the New Zealand conflict, "Inaccurate account of Whitmore's Corps of Guides". Bagnall H158.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1911. Hardback, no dust jacket. 397 pages. SECONDHAND
Titokowaru was a brilliant strategist who embarked on a military campaign against Government forces. He enjoyed many victories before his effective defeat in March 1869. A significant story of the New Zealand wars.
Allen and Unwin NZ Ltd., Wellington, 1989. Softback. 323 pages. SECONDHAND
Concluding a critical phase in the New Zealand wars, the battle of Omarunui was both short and tragic. Fought between Pakeha militia and their Maori allies and Pai Marire movement followers inside the river bank pa fourteen kilometres inland from Napier.
Reed Publishing, Ltd., Auckland, 2000. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A lively account of the author's service in the colonial forces mainly against the Hau Hau on the east and west coasts, including the action at Ngatapa. Also service as Resident Magistrate in the Chatham Islands. With a 34 page appendix by Captain G.A. Preece describing the hunt for Te Kooti in the Urewera. The original 1916 edition was not indexed, this facsimile edition now includes a comprehensive and scholarly index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 292 pages. NEW
The Taranaki War Diary of William Marjouram who was a Royal Artillary non-commisioned officer who arrived in New Zealand in 1855 and returned to England in 1861. This is his day to day life as a colonial frontier soldier, in an edited version.
Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 102 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
The story of 2400 Australian volunteers who fought in the land wars of colonial New Zealand. The account is confined to the period of Australia's greatest contribution of man and munitions from 1860 untill the disbanding of the majority of Australian recruited Military Settler Regiments in October 1867.
Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages. NEW
Gives a vivid picture of a dramatic but painfull period of Maori history and of the political and cultural reactions to military defeat and the aftermath of war.
Auckland University Press, 1991. Softback. 161 pages. SECONDHAND
Well after the end of the land wars the people of Parihaka at the foot of Mt. Taranaki held out against the encroachment of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. This is the history of that struggle. First published in 1975.
Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 216 pages. NEW
Well researched study of the Maori Wars of 1863-1866 including details of individual soldiers, casualties and the Duval-McNaughton Rifle. Facsimile of the 1873 original.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 326 pages. SECONDHAND
An interesting account of Government military operations during the New Zealand land wars between 1860-70. The battle of Waireka to the final campaign against Te Kooti. First published in 1879 this is a facsimile reprint.Southern Reprints, 1986. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 372 pages. SECONDHAND
A military history of the New Zealand Wars 1845-1864. Examines the major campaigns of conventional warfare before the 'irregular' fighting that occured later, and analyses the intelligence-gathering skills of both sides.
Massey University Press, Auckland, 2019. Softback. 431 pages. NEW