19th Century Books

Octavius Hadfield, The Second Year of One of England’s Little Wars, London, 1861 (the North Taranaki War 1860-61).

F.E. Maning, Old New Zealand. A Tale of the Good Old Times by a Pakeha Maori, Auckland, 1863.

John Eldon Gorst, The Maori King, new edition edited by K.O. Arvidson, 2001.

Sir JE Alexander, Incidents of the Maori War, London, 1863 (the North Taranaki War).

Pre Contact Maori Life and Maori Warfare

Atholl Anderson, When All The Moa Ovens Grew Cold, 1983.

Janet Davidson, The Prehistory of New Zealand, 1984.

Aileen Fox, Prehistoric Maori Fortifications in the North Island of New Zealand, 1976.

A.P. Vayda, Maori Warfare, Polynesian Society, 1960.

John Wilson, From the Beginning. The Archaeology of the Maori, 1987.

Elsdon Best, Notes on the Art of War, edited by Jeff Evans, 2001.