Tutu te Puehu – New Perspectives on the New Zealand Wars

Edited by John Crawford and Ian McGibbon


Tutu te Puehu — Raising the dust on the New Zealand Wars.

SKU: 978-0-947493-72-1 Categories: ,


‘The New Zealand Wars of the 19th century are among the most profound influences on the development of modern New Zealand,’ says Sir Jerry Mateparae in his foreword to this book.

Chapters discuss the Northern, Waikato, Taranaki, Urewera and other conflicts. Topics include the transportation of Maori prisoners to Van Diemen’s Land; the role of the militia, the navy and coastal steamers; military intelligence; the loyalty of many Maori to the Crown; the Arawa Flying Columns as an early special force; press reportage here and overseas; memorialisation of the wars; the Australian and imperial context — and more.

About the author


Ian F.W. Beckett

Carl Bradley

Rebecca Burke

John Connor

Peter Cooke

John Crawford

Ron Crosby

Peter Dennerly

Andy Dodd

Denis Fairfax

Frank Glen

Kristyn Harman

Jeff Hopkins-Weise

John Laband

Danny Keenan

Ewan Morris

John Moremon

Vincent O’Malley

Lyndall Ryan

Cliff Simons

Monty Soutar

Kenton Storey

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Dimensions 235 × 160 mm