War has played a defining role in shaping our nation since we first sent troops overseas to South Africa in 1899. As the centenary of the the First World War (2014-18) approaches, many New Zealanders will reflect on our nation's experiences of war and the impact of conflict on our society.
Second World War Resources
World War Two + 55 tracks day by day events in World War Two with new information added for the 55th anniversary of each day the war was fought. Includes information about NZ forces
Official War Histories online All 50 volumes of the The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War series are now available online through the NZ Electronic Text Centre
28 (Maori) battalion song ) Ake! Ake! Kia Kaha E! With words and a musical score available on this folk song site
New Zealand 19th Century Conflict Resources
A History of New Zealand Defence Forces 1860-1883 Including NZ Cross winners, statistics on those killed and wounded and a list of further sources.
New Zealand Wars Commonly known as the 'Land Wars' and the 'Anglo-Maori Wars'. An authoritative site managed by Dr Danny Keenan which covers all the major campaigns and engagements and includes features on the causes and the consequences of the wars