New Zealand Land Wars

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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO NEW ZEALAND MILITARY HISTORY
Ian McGibbon (ed.)
ISBN9780195583762
$110.00

This Oxford Companion contains over 650 individual entries written by a range of contributors. All the main campaigns and wars since 1800 are covered, along with the men and women who made their mark on New Zealand military affairs. Scarce.

Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 653 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCARS ON THE HEART Two Centuries of New Zealand at War
C. Pugsley, L. Barber, B. Mikaere, N. Pricket and R. Young
ISBN1869533011
$47.50

The well illustrated story of New Zealand at war from the mid 19th century to the present, based on the Auckland Museum exhibit of the same name.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 309 pages. SECONDHAND


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TWO PEOPLES ONE LAND, THE NEW ZEALAND WARS
Matthew Wright
ISBN9780790010649
$55.00

Based on primary research and investigation of battlefields this work brings new insights into the causes and repercussions of the New Zealand Wars.

Reed Publishing, Auckland, 2006. Softback. 285 pages. SECONDHAND


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RACE CONFLICT IN NEW ZEALAND 1814-1865
Harold Miller
610240511
$37.50

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


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WAR IN THE TUSSOCK Te Kooti and the Battle at Te Porere
Ormond Wilson
81025042
$32.50

An account of the last battle of the Maori Wars, including Te Kooti Rikirangi's background, the campaign, the action, and the archaeology of the site.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1961. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MUSKET WARS A History of Inter-Iwi Conflict 1806-45
R.D. Crosby
ISBN9780790006772
$70.00

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


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TRIBAL GUNS AND TRIBAL GUNNERS
Trevor Bentley
ISBN9781877427527
$50.00

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


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NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST WAR
T. Lindsay Buick
610201221
$125.00

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


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THE BROWN FRONTIER
C.W. Vennell
310201612
$42.50

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


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THE NEW ZEALAND WARS and the Pioneering Period. TWO VOLUMES
James Cowan
ISBN0477012302
$180.00

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


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THE GREAT WAR FOR NEW ZEALAND Waikato 1800-2000
Vincent O'Malley
ISBN9781927277577
$79.99

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


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MAORI WARS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
S, Percy Smith, F.R.G.S.
ISBN9781877151903
$90.00

A history of the struggle of the Northern against the Southern Maori Tribes prior to the Colonisation of New Zealand in 1840. This classic work was first published in 1904 this is a facsimle reprint of the second edition of 1910.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 490 pages. NEW


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THE NEW ZEALAND WARS
James Belich
ISBN014011162X
$35.00

The groundbreaking revisionist history of the great struggle in the 19th century over land and government. An important and influential classic of NZ history. Third printing.

Auckland University Press, 1998. Softback. 396 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO FACE THE DARING MAORIS
Michael Barthorp
ISBN0340227192
$75.00

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


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THE MAIR FAMILY
J.C. Andersen & G.C. Petersen
ISBN9781877151606
$80.00

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


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A SKETCH OF THE NEW ZEALAND WAR
Morgan S. Grace
210201212
$95.00

An interesting collection of personal eye witness reminiscences and stories, chiefly of the campaigns in Taranaki. Illustrations and folding map.

Horace Marshall and Son, London, 1899. Hardback, no dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEFENDERS OF NEW ZEALAND AND MAORI HISTORY OF THE WAR
Thomas Wayth Gudgeon
310280921
$350.00

"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


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A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE The Reminiscences of James Bodell 1831-92
edited by Keith Sinclair
ISBN0370302249
$45.00

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


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THE STORY OF GATE PA
Captain Gilbert Mair NZC
ISBN9781877346309
$60.00

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


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CONTESTED GROUND The Taranaki Wars 1860-1881
Kelvin Day, editor
ISBN978186964111
$80.00

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.


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WITH THE LOST LEGION IN NEW ZEALAND
Col. G. Hamilton-Browne
410220413
$125.00

Interesting and unique illustrated book of the New Zealand conflict, "Inaccurate account of Whitmore's Corps of Guides". Bagnall H158. 

'Colonial Edition', T. Werner Laurie, London, 1911. Hardback, no dust jacket. 397 pages. SECONDHAND


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I SHALL NOT DIE Titokowaru's War New Zealand 1868-1869
James Belich
ISBN9780046140229
$55.00

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


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SOLDIERING IN NEW ZEALAND
Major F.J. Gascoyne
ISBN9781927203156
$70.00

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


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KUPAPA The bitter legacy of Maori alliances with the Crown
Ron Crosby
ISBN9780143573111
$65.00

A groundbreaking and thorough new examination of the more complex realities of the New Zealand Land Wars when some Maori supported the crown whilst other Maori opposed it. Maps and illustrations.

Penguin Random House NZ, Auckland, 2015. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 504 pages. NEW


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SERGEANT, SINNER, SAINT AND SPY
William Marjouram
ISBN9781869410865
$32.50

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


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AUSTRALIANS AT WAR IN NEW ZEALAND
Frank Glen
ISBN9781877427398
$65.00

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


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KINDS OF PEACE
Keith Sinclair
ISBN1869400593
$37.50

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


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ASK THAT MOUNTAIN The Story of Parihaka
Dick Scott
310210621
$70.00

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 edition.

Southern Cross Books, Heinemann, Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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ASK THAT MOUNTAIN The Story of Parihaka
Dick Scott
ISBN9780143010869
$45.00

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, 2006. Softback. 216 pages. NEW