New Zealand Land Wars

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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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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 NEW ZEALAND WARS NGA PAKANGA O AOTEAROA
Vincent O'Malley
ISBN9781988545998
$39.99
Explores the events, causes and consequences of the conflict between Maori and the Crown between 1845 and 1872. Offers a modern perspective. Illustrated.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2019. Softback. 272 pages. NEW

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THE SHADOW OF THE LAND
Ian Wards
210221301
$75.00

A very thorough and scholarly examination of the British policy on land and its consequences in the early colonial period. Sets the background for the ccivil onflict of the 1860s.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 422 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLONIAL NEW ZEALAND WARS
Tim Ryan and Bill Parham
ISBN1869340027
$55.00

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


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THE NEW ZEALAND WARS
James Belich
ISBN1869400127
$35.00

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


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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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WAR AND POLITICS IN NEW ZEALAND 1855-1870
B.J. Dalton
210260902
$55.00

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


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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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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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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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DANCING WITH THE KING
Michael Belgrave
ISBN9781869408695
$65.00

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


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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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VICTORY AT GATE PA? the Battle of Pukehinahina-Gate Pa 1864
Buddy Mikaere and Cliff Simons
ISBN9781869664978
$39.99
One of the most significant and iconic battles of the Land Wars was fought near Tauranga at Gate Pa. This is a new account of that battle, where less that 200 Maori held the Imperial Army to a standstill, and of its eventual repercussions. Illustrated.

New Holland Publishers, Auckland, 2018. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 175 pages. SECONHAND

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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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REMINISCENCES OF TWELVE MONTHS' SERVICE IN NEW ZEALAND
Lieut. H.F. McKillop
210230411
$47.50

The author arrived at the Bay of Islands in 1845 and served in 'Heke's War' in the north. He was the officer who arrested Te Rauparaha and also saw action at Horokiwi in the Hutt Valley. First published in 1849, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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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. 

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
$60.00

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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THE ONE DAY WAR
John Battersby
ISBN9780790007311
$35.00

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


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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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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, 2008. Softback. 216 pages. NEW


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DAYS OF DARKNESS Taranaki 1878-1884
Hazel Riseborough
ISBN0046140107
$47.50

Faced with land confiscation in the 1870s Taranaki Maori offered a unique form of resistance under the leadership of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. The Government's response was the destruction of Parihaka Pa in 1881 and the imprisonment of the leaders and hundreds of their followers. Illustrated. The first printing.

Allen and Unwin, Wellington, 1989. Softback. 267 pages. SECONDHAND


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DAYS OF DARKNESS The Government and Parihaka 1878-1884
Hazel Riseborough
ISBN9780143018148
$45.00

Faced with land confiscation in the 1870s Taranaki Maori offered a unique form of resistance under the leadership of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. The Government's response was the destruction of Parihaka Pa in 1881 and the imprisonment of the leaders and hundreds of their followers. Illustrated. First published in 1989, this is the revised edition.

Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2002. Softback. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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SACRED SOIL Images and Stories of the New Zealand Wars
Neil Finlay
ISBN9781869413571
$45.00

A personal story of the wars told through the author's own exploration of the battles and battle sites and illustrated with his own evocative photographs. A compelling reminder of how important and how recent the conflict was.

Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1998. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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BATTLEFIELDS OF THE NEW ZEALAND WARS A Visitors Guide
David Green
ISBN9780143204183
$40.00

A guide book to the NZ battlefields of the North Island from Ruapekapeka to Rangiriri, each one located and described and the conflict placed in context, bringing to life the bitter struggles that occurred. Maps and photographs.

Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUSH FIGHTING
Major-General Sir James Alexander
910250814
$65.00

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


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REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND
Thomas W. Gudgeon
9102807
$55.00

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


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SOLDIERS, SCOUTS AND SPIES
Cliff Simons
ISBN9780995109575
$55.00

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