First World War - overview

Page 9 – Further information

This web feature was written by Steve Watters and Ian McGibbon and produced by the NZHistory team.



  • J. Crawford & I. McGibbon (eds), New Zealand's great war: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007
  • Damien Fenton, New Zealand and the First World War, 1914–1919, Penguin, Auckland, 2013
  • Ian McGibbon, The path to Gallipoli: defending New Zealand 1840–1915, GP Books, Wellington, 1991

First World War histories

These are all now available online on the NZ Electronic Text Centre website. See also a related article, 'Something of them is here recorded: official history in New Zealand'.

  • S.S. Allen, 2/Auckland, 1918, being a partial record of the war service in France of the 2/Auckland Regiment during the Great War, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1920
  • Norman Annabell (compiler), Official history of the New Zealand Engineers during the Great War 19141919, Evans, Cobb & Sharpe, Wanganui, 1927
  • W.S. Austin, The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (The Earl of Liverpool's Own), I.T. Watkins, Wellington, 1924
  • O.E. Burton, The Auckland Regiment, being an active account of the doings on active service of the First, Second and the Third Battalions of the Auckland Regiment, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1922
  • O.E. Burton, The silent division: New Zealanders at the Front, 19141919, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1935
  • A.E. Byrne, Official history of the Otago Regiment NZEF in the Great War 19141918, J. Wilkie & Co., Dunedin, 1921
  • J.R. Byrne, New Zealand artillery in the field, 19141918, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1922
  • A.D. Carbery, The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War, 19141918 (based on official documents), Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1924
  • James Cowan, The Maoris in the Great War, a history of the New Zealand Native Contingent and Pioneer Battalion, Gallipoli 1915, France and Flanders 19161918, Maori Regimental Committee, Auckland, 1926
  • W.H. Cunningham, The Wellington Regiment N.Z.E.F. 19141919, Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, 1928
  • H.T.B. Drew (ed.), The war effort of New Zealand, a popular history of (a) minor campaigns in which New Zealanders took part; (b) services not fully dealt with in the campaign volumes; (c) the work at the bases, Whitcombe & Tombs, Wellington, 1923
  • Roy Finlayson Ellis, By wires to victory; describing the work of the New Zealand Divisional Signal Company in 19141918 War, 1 NZEF Divisional Signal Company War History Committee, Auckland, 1968
  • David Ferguson, The history of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F., 19141918, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1921
  • J.H. Luxford, With the machine gunners on France and Palestine: the official history of the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps in the Great War 19141918, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1923
  • A. Briscoe Moore, The Mounted Riflemen in Sinai and Palestine, the story of New Zealand's crusaders, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1920
  • W.E.L. Napier, With the Trench Mortars in France, Alpe Bros. and Co., Auckland, 1923
  • J.C. Neill (ed.), The New Zealand Tunnelling Company 19151919, Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1922
  • C.G. Nicol, The story of two campaigns, official war history of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, 19141919, Wilson & Horton, Auckland, 1921
  • C. Guy Powles, The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine, Whitcombe & Tombs, Wellington, 1922
  • C. Guy Powles (ed.), The history of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 19141919, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1928
  • Regimental history of New Zealand Cyclist Corps in the Great War 19141918, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1922
  • John Robertson, With the Cameliers in Palestine, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Dunedin, 1938
  • Stephen John Smith, The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force 19141915: an account based on official records of the seizure and occupation by New Zealand of the German Islands of Western Samoa, Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, 1924
  • H. Stewart, New Zealand Division, 19161919: a popular history based on official records, Whitcombe & Tombs, Wellington, 1921
  • John Studholme (compiler), New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses and first-class warrant officers; and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F, Government Printer, Wellington, 1928
  • Fred Waite, The New Zealanders at Gallipoli, Whitcombe & Tombs, Wellington, 1919
  • A.H. Wilkie, Official war history of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 19141919, Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1924
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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-May-2017