Wars and Conflicts

A selection of publications, pamphlets and booklets from various sources including library and City Council publications and items from our collection, presented as Adobe PDF files.

World War One

Peace Celebrations 1919City of Christchurch, N.Z. : peace celebrations
Programme of Christchurch peace celebrations, held on 19-21 July 1919 to mark the end of World War I. Programme includes list of committees, military, school and civilian processions, fireworks displays and Peace Thanksgiving Service.
Diggers' poems
A small collection of poems by returned soldiers published after World War I.
The New Zealand Division in France and Flanders, May 1916 to November 1918
A contemporary diary of pilgrimages in their footsteps April 2002 and July 2005 by John H. Gray.
Public service queen: her book
Fundraising booklet includes short stories, poems, sketches and cartoons etc. Canterbury Queen Carnival, 1916. Civil Service Section.
Winning through from war to peace: New Zealand, 1919 edited by L.S. Fanning
Cover subtitle: this illustrated book, edited by L. S. Fanning, shows the wide range of help given to discharged soldiers by the New Zealand Government in the re-establishment of the men in civilian life.

Women against HitlerWorld War Two

The Transport. Z. 6.
A small magazine published during the voyage of the First Echelon, 2nd NZEF to Egypt, on board HMNZ Transport Z.6., M.S. Sobieski.
Wardens' handbook
One in a series of handbooks for Emergency Precautions Scheme (E.P.S.) Wardens supplying up-to-date advice on Civil Defence procedures.
Women against Hitler
Published by National Executive of the Communist Party of New Zealand, [1943].
World War II Local Defences Trail
The Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society invites you to a self-guided walk of approximately five kilometres, passing places of interest to those who wish to imagine what the area looked like in the years from 1939 to 1945.