Bibliography of references for armaments that reflect aspects of the Te Ruapekapeka site, events and overall history.

Bridge, Cyprian. 1845-6. Diary.  Original held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, transcript held at the Department of Conservation Whangarei Area Office.

Cowan, J. 1955 [1922]. The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume 1 (1845-64). R. E. Owen, Wellington.

Despard, Henry. 1845-6. Official Despatches. Published in the New Zealander, 21 February 1846.  Available at

Despard. H. 1846. Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of New Zealand during the Months of June and July 1845.  Copy held at the Hocken Library, bound as Item 10 in Hocken Pamphlets Volume 18.

D’Arcy, P. 2000. Maori and Muskets for a Pan-Polynesian perspective.  New Zealand Journal of History 34:117-132.

Grey, G. Memorandum upon the mode in which military operations can be most advantageously conducted in New Zealand. 6 December 1845.  Entry in letter book (copy held at Department of Conservation Whangarei Area Office).

Henderson, A. et. al. 2008. The Gunners: A History of New Zealand Artillery. Reed, Auckland.

Johnson, R. 2006. The Northern War 1844-1846. An Overview Report Commissioned by the Crown Forestry Rental Trust.

Jones, G. (ed.). 2012. The Military History Book: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Weapons that Shaped the World. Dorling Kindersley, London.

Osborne, J. 2007. Brown Bess Muskets. Unpublished Report.

Weir, W. 2005. 50 Weapons that Changed the Warfare. New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, NJ.