Capture of German Samoa

Page 5 – Further information

This web feature was written by Karen Cameron and produced by the team.  


Books and articles

  • Boyd, Mary, ‘New Zealand and the other Pacific Islands’, in Keith Sinclair (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 1996, pp 295–322
  • Crawford J. & I. McGibbon (eds), New Zealand's great war: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007
  • Davidson, J. W., Samoa Mo Samoa: The emergence of the Independent State of Western Samoa, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1967.
  • Fenton, Damien, 'An antipodean adventure: the occupation of German Samoa', Wartime, no. 30, 2005
  • Field, Michael, Black Saturday: New Zealand’s tragic blunders in Samoa, Reed Books, 2006
  • McGibbon, Ian, The path to Gallipoli: defending New Zealand 1840–1915, GP Books, Wellington, 1991
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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 22-Aug-2014