New Zealand's 19th-century wars

Page 9 – Further information

This web feature was written by David Green and produced by the team.




  • Angela Ballara, Taua: 'Musket Wars', 'Land Wars' or tikanga? Warfare in Maori society in the early nineteenth century, Penguin, Auckland, 2003
  • James Belich, The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1986
  • James Cowan, The New Zealand Wars, 2 volumes, reprinted by Government Printer, Wellington, 1983 (see also digitised versions of these volumes)
  • 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
  • David Green, Battlefields of the New Zealand Wars: a visitor’s guide, Penguin, Auckland, 2010
  • Vincent O’Malley, The great war for New Zealand, Waikato 1800–2000, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2016
  • Vincent O’Malley, The New Zealand Wars / Ngā pakanga o Aotearoa, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2019
  • Nigel Prickett, Landscapes of conflict: a field guide to the New Zealand Wars, Random House, Auckland, 2002
  • Tim Ryan and Bill Parham, The colonial New Zealand wars, Grantham House, Wellington, 1986
  • Matthew Wright, Two peoples, one land, Reed, Auckland, 2006
How to cite this page

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