Researching Australian military service: New Zealand, 1860–66
Overview of the conflict
Australian military history overview: Colonial period, 1788-1901.
L.L. Barton's Australians in the Waikato War 1863–1864 (Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979) lists all Australian volunteers in the Waikato regiments, giving occupation and enlistment place.
Personal service records
Australian volunteers served in New Zealand, not Australian, regiments. Some service records may be held in Archives New Zealand; refer to Archives New Zealand Reference Guide 3 (War).
Those who died while serving
As Australians who served in these wars fought in New Zealand (not Australian) regiments, their names do not appear on the Memorial's Roll of Honour. The Roll of Honour introduction provides detailed information about Roll of Honour eligibility.
Where they served
F. Glen, For glory and a farm: the story of Australia's involvement in the New Zealand Wars of 1860–1866 (Whakatane, NZ: Whakatane & District Historical Society, 1984)
Mark G.A. Whitmore, "Waikato tour: Australia and the New Zealand Wars, 1863–64", Wartime: official magazine of the Australian War Memorial 7 (1999) : 44–50
Medals and awards
Campaign and service medals
- R. Clark, New Zealand Medal: HCMS Victoria (Canberra, Military Historical Society of Australia, ACT Branch, 1971)
- Jeffrey E. Hopkins, Further selected New Zealand war medal rolls of entitlements, rejections, and applications granted up to 1900. Vol. 2 (Milton, Qld: Victoria Barracks Historical Society,1998)
- H.G. Longley, The New Zealand Wars, 1845–1866: medal rolls of officers and men of the New Zealand Colonial Units who received the medal for services in the New Zealand Wars 1845–1866. (Auckland: H. G. Longley, n.d.)
- Recipients of the New Zealand War Medal.