To compile this information we have accessed many different resources on the web, created digital copies of documents or archival material that has been provided by our own local residents and historians, and added editorial comment.

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National Library of New ZealandThe National Library provides a wealth of information, and contains a resource called PapersPast which has digitised copies of many regional papers from the last century.

We have reproduced some of these articles in our PapersPast pages.


NZ Electronic Text Centre


We have reproduced information from the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre collection, part of Victoria University of Wellington Library.

There you can search and browse an open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University. The collection contains over 1400 texts and will continue to grow through projects to support teaching, learning and research at the university.


We have reproduced some of the information from these publications on our website:

A history of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period Volume 1: 1845-1864Title: The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I: 1845–1864

Author: James Cowan, F.R.G.S.

Publication details: R. E. Owen, 1955, Wellington

Part of: New Zealand Wars (1845–1872)