Region: New Zealand Conflict: The New Zealand (Maori) Wars, 1843-1872
Historical Overview


Angas, George French. Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand: Being an Artist’s Impressions of Countries and People at the Antipodes. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1847. 
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Blake, A. Hope. Sixty Years in New Zealand: Stories of Peace and War. Wellington: Gordon and Gotch Pty., Ltd., 1909.
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Brown, William. New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an Account of The Aborigines, Trade, and Resources of the Colony; and the Advantages It now Presents as a Field for Emigration and the Investment of Capital. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1845.
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Buller, James. Forty Years in New Zealand: Including a Personal Narrative, An Account of Maoridom, and of the Christianization and Colonization of the Country. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1878.
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Buller, James. New Zealand: Past and Present. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1880.
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Cowan, James. The New Zealand Wars. A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer, 1922.
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Fox, William. The Six Colonies of New Zealand. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1851.
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Maning, Frederick Edward. Old New Zealand: A Tale of the Good Old Times and A History of the War in the North Against the Chief Heke, in the Year 1845, Told by an Old Chief of the Ngapuhi Tribe. Also Maori Traditions. Chirstchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1863.
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National Library of New Zealand.
Papers Past. [Includes electronic full text of historical newspapers of New Zealand]

New Zealand Electronic Text Center “New Zealand Wars (1845-1872)”

Rusden, G. W. History of New Zealand. London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1883.
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Swainson, William. New Zealand and the War. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862.
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Travers, W. T. L. The Stirring Times of Te Rauparaha. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., 1906.
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Wakefield, Edward. Adventure in New Zealand, From 1839 to 1844; With Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands. London: John Murray, 1845.
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Wilson, John Alexander. The Story of Te Wahora: A Chapter in the Early New Zealand History, Together with Sketches of Ancient Maori Life and History. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1907.
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