Auckland Libraries: Māori in the First World War

Māori in the First World War

Māori i te Pakanga Tuatahi o te Ao

​World War 1 saw Māori soldiers serve for the first time in a major conflict with the New Zealand Army.

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Maori in the Great War

James Cowan

Book

Māori form a significant proportion of the New Zealand Army, and Maori officers have achieved the highest of commands. Exploits of the 28th Battalion in WW2 are well-remembered. Not so well known is the major Māori contribution to the Great War.

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New Zealand's great war

Book

A collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference of 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians from New Zealand and around the world, aspects of New Zealand's involvement in World War One are discussed.

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He Tipua

Ranginui Walker

Book

A biography of Māori leader, Sir Apirana Ngata. It describes in detail the huge impact Ngata had on the social, cultural, economic and political landscape of New Zealand.

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Home little Māori home

Rikihana Carkeek

Book

Rikihana Carkeek's narrative recounts the day-to-day experiences of a young soldier in the First Māori Contingent which participated in the Dardanelles Campaign of the Great War.

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New Zealand and the First World War, 1914-1919

Damien Fenton

Book

The complete story of New Zealand's war is brought to life in dramatic detail – our front-line experiences overseas as well as those on the home front, from the outbreak in 1914 to demobilisation in 1919.

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Te Hokowhitu a Tu

Christopher Pugsley

Book

Christopher Pugsley, born in 1947 in New Zealand, is a military historian who became interested in writing as an army officer when he wrote a book and contributed to a documentary about New Zealand's involvement in the Gallipoli campaign.

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Te Puea

Michael King

Book

Te Puea Herangi, identified as 'possibly the most influential woman in our political history', wanted an honest biography of her turbulent life. 'I want the truth told and nothing but the truth,' she told a Pakeha journalist.

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Te Rangi Hiroa

J. B. (John Bell) Condliffe

Book

This book on the life of Sir Peter Buck details his career as a home-made anthropologist, his work as a physician, a reluctant polititian, and his work in Polynesia.

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The Maoris in the Great War

James Cowan

Book

A fascinating history of New Zealand's Māori in the great war, which, befitting their reputation as warriors, stretches from their baptism of fire at Gallipoli's Anzac Cove to the western front.

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The Maori action song

Jennifer Shennan

Book

A discussion of Māori action songs, including simple love ditties and notably the songs of proud farewell and the joyous sad welcomes to soldiers returning from both World Wars.

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