Musket Wars

Page 6 – Further information

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


Books and articles

  • Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, Tangata whenua: an illustrated history, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2014
  • Angela Ballara, Taua: ‘Musket Wars’, ‘Land Wars’ or tikanga? warfare in Maori society in the early nineteenth century, Penguin, Auckland, 2003
  • Trevor Bentley, ‘Musket Wars’, in Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000
  • Dorothy Urlich Cloher, Hongi Hika, warrior chief, Viking, Auckland, 2003
  • R.D. Crosby, The Musket Wars: a history of inter-iwi conflict, 1806–45, Reed, Auckland, 1999
  • Ron Crosby, The forgotten wars: why the Musket Wars matter today, Oratia Books, Auckland, 2020
How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 30-Sep-2021