Whakapapa - a guide to resources held in the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre

Tangata Toa - Māori Warrior

Further information about New Zealand service personnel may be obtained from: Personnel Enquiries, Ministry of Defence, Private Bag, Wellington. Give as much detail as you can, including where possible name, rank, and number.

Anderson, A.
993.016 TE

Te Puoho's last raid. 1986.
Te Puoho led a Ngati Tama (Marlborough) war-party from Golden Bay along the length of the West Coast, across the Southern Alps and through the interior of Otago and Southland to storm the Kai Tahu (Ngāi Tahu) villages on the shores and islands of Foveaux Strait. Te Wai Pounamu.

Belich, James
993.022 BEL

The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict, 1986.

Binney, J.
993.015 TE

Redemption songs: a life of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki. 1995.
Te Kooti's journeys are told in this publication, much of the information being taken from government files and personal letters as well as songs and stories. Much whakapapa information can be derived from these writings. Whakapapa tables included.

Broughton, Alan Herewini Ruka.
993.022 TIT

Ngaa mahi whakaari a Ti tokowaru / Rangiaahuta Alan Herewini Ruka Broughton. 1993.

Cody, J.F.
940.542 COD

28 (Maori) Battalion: The official history of New Zealand in the Second World War, 1939-1945. 1956.

Cowan, James
993.022 COW

The New Zealand Wars: a history of the Māori campaigns and the pioneering period, 1983.

Cowan, J.
940.41 COW

The Māoris in the Great War: a history of the New Zealand contingent and Pioneer Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915, France and Flanders 1916-1918. 1926.
Includes Māori roll of honour and list of decorations.

Crosby, R. D.
993.01 CRO

The musket wars : a history of inter-iwi conflict, 1806-45, 2nd ed. 2001.

Gardiner, W.
940.542 GAR

Te Mura o te ahi: the story of the Māori battalion. 1992.
Few fighting units have eclipsed the achievements of the 28 Māori battalion formed at the outbreak of WW2. This battalion gained a reputation for fearless aggression during battles. Includes good photographs.

Gascoyne, F.W.J.
993.022 GAS

Soldiering in New Zealand. 1916.
"Being reminiscences of a veteran, with an appendix entitled: Pursuit of Te Kooti through the Urewera Country".

Gibson, Tom.
993.022 GIB

The Māori wars: the British army in New Zealand, 1840-1872, 1974.

Grover, R.
993.018 NIC

The cork of war: Ngati Toa and the British Mission; an historical narrative. 1982.
The story of Ngati Toa and their fight to stay a free people is interwoven with an account of the life and times of the narrator 'Jock Niccol' who married a Ngati Toa woman. Kahe Te rau o te Rangi.

Maxwell, Peter
993.022 MAX

Frontier : the battle for the North Island of New Zealand, 1860-1872, 2000.

Pugsley, Christopher.
940.42 PUG

Anzac : the New Zealanders at Gallipoli, 1995.

Pugsley, Christopher.
993 PUG

Scars on the heart : two centuries of New Zealand at war, 1996.

Pugsley, C.
940.41 PUG

Te Hokowhitu A Tu: The Māori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War. 1995
The recruiting song for the First Māori Contingent written by Apirana Ngata stimulated many young Māori men to enlist for active service in WW1. Eventually a total of 2,227 Māori would serve with the Māori Pioneer Battalion. This is their story. Contains the nominal rolls of the Māori contingents and reinforcements 1914-18 which includes names and place of next of kin. Also has lists of Honours, Awards and casualties. Contains good photographs.

993.015 ROP

History of the early days of Poverty Bay; Major Ropata Wahawaha, the story of his life and times. 1923.
"The strongest and most striking feature in Major Ropata was his absolute fearlessness as a warrior." A chief of Te Aowera, a hāpu of Ngati Porou.

Smith, S. Percy
993.01 SMI

Māori wars of the nineteenth century : the struggle of the northern against the southern Māori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840. 2nd and enl. ed. 1910.

Smith, S.P.
993.012 SMI

Māori wars of the nineteenth century. (1910;1984)
"The struggle of the northern against the southern Māori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840".

Stack, J.W.
993.019 STA

Kaiapohia: the story of a siege (1893;1995)
The story of the siege of the chief fortress and stronghold of the Māori tribe Ngāi Tahu by the famous warrior Te Rauparaha.

Travers, W.T.L.
993.1002 RAU

Some chapters in the life and times of Te Rauparaha, chief of the Ngatitoa. (1872;1975).

Wilson, O.
993.022 WIL

War in the tussock: Te Kooti and the battle at Te Porere. 1961.

940.542 FOU

Fourteenth reunion: the Māori battalion remembers. 1984.
Reminiscences of the men of the 28th Māori Battalion. Includesstories of the Māori Chaplains, Diary of nursing sister Pare Kopou-Saxby and copies of newspaper articles relating to the 28th Battalion. Some really good photos.