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Electronic Texts in Late Nineteenth-Century Frontiers
of Settler Expansion and Indigenous Resistance

Additional Resources

Region: South Africa
Conflict: The Zulu War, 1879
Historical Overview

Region: Canada
Conflict: The North-West
Rebellion, 1885
Historical Overview

Region: New Zealand
Conflict: The New Zealand (Maori) Wars, 1843-1872
Historical Overview

Colenso, Frances E. History of the Zulu War and Its Origin. London: Chapman and Hall, 1880. Internet Archive Document

Cox, George W. The Life of John William Colenso, Bishop of Natal. London: W. Ridgway, 1888. Excerpts. (PDF 18.6MB)

Gibson, James Young. The Story of the Zulus. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911. Internet Archive Document

Leslie, David. Among the Zulus and Amatongas: with Sketches of the Natives, Their Language and Customs; and the Country, Products, Climate, Wild Animals, etc. Being Principally Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1875.
Internet Archive Document

Stewart, Henry. Our Redcoats and Bluejackets: War Pictures on Land and Sea: Forming a Continuous Narrative of the Naval and Military History of England from the Year 1793 to the Present Time, Including the Afghan and Zulu Campaigns: Interspersed with Anecdotes and Accounts of Personal Service. London: J. Hogg, 1879.
Internet Archive Document

Watson, Robert Spence. The History of English Rule and Policy in South Africa: A Lecture Delivered in the Lecture Room, New Castle-Upon-Tyne, on Friday, the 30th May, 1879. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: J. Forster, 1879. Internet Archive Document

Adam, G. Mercer. The Canadian North-West: Its History and Troubles, From the Early Days of the Fur Trade to the Era of the Railway and Settler. Toronto: Rose, 1885.
Internet Archive Document

Boulton, Major. Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions With A Record the Raising of Her Majesty’s 100th Regiment in Canada and a Chapter on Canadian Social and Political Life. Toronto: Grip Printing and Publishing Co., 1886. Excerpts. (PDF 23.5MB)

Canada, Department of Indian Affairs.  Report of the Department of Indian Affairs for the Year Ended 31st December, 1885. Ottawa: The Department of Indian Affairs, 1886. Excerpts. (PDF 5.76MB)

Canada, Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada.  Report Upon the Suppression of the Rebellions in the North-West Territories, and Matters in Connection Therewith, in 1885. Ottawa: 1886. Excerpts. (PDF 10 MB)

Canada, Department of the Secretary of State. Trials in Connection with the North-West Rebellion, 1885.  Ottawa: MacLean, Roger & Co., 1886. Excerpts. (PDF 27MB)

The Canadian Pictorial and Illustrated War News. Toronto: Grip Printing and Publishing Company, 1885.
Internet Archive Document

Crissey, Forrest. The Young Newspaper Scout. An Interesting Narrative of a Boy’s Adventures in the Northwest during the Riel Rebellion. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1895.
Internet Archive Document

MacBeth, R. G. The Making of the Canadian West; Being the Reminiscences of an Eye-witness. Toronto: William Briggs, 1898. Internet Archive Document

McDougall, John. In the Days of the Red River Rebellion; Life and Adventure in the Far West of Canada. Toronto: William Briggs, 1911. Internet Archive Document

Mulvaney, Charles Pelham. The History of the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Toronto: A. H. Hovey & Co., 1885.
Internet Archive Document

O’Donnell, John H. Manitoba As I Saw It. From 1869 to Date. With Flash-Lights on the First Riel Rebellion. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, 1909.
Internet Archive Document

Angas, George French. Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand: Being an Artist’s Impressions of Countries and People at the Antipodes. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1847.  Excerpts. (PDF 8.08MB)

Blake, A. Hope. Sixty Years in New Zealand: Stories of Peace and War. Wellington: Gordon and Gotch Pty., Ltd., 1909. Internet Archive Document

Brown, William. New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an Account of The Aborigines, Trade, and Resources of the Colony; and the Advantages It now Presents as a Field for Emigration and the Investment of Capital. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1845. Excerpts. (PDF 7.12MB)

Buller, James. Forty Years in New Zealand: Including a Personal Narrative, An Account of Maoridom, and of the Christianization and Colonization of the Country. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1878. Excerpts. (PDF 2.59MB)

Buller, James. New Zealand: Past and Present. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1880. Excerpts. (PDF 3.55MB)

Cowan, James. The New Zealand Wars. A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer, 1922.
Internet Archive Document

Fox, William. The Six Colonies of New Zealand. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1851. Internet Archive Document

Maning, Frederick Edward. Old New Zealand: A Tale of the Good Old Times and A History of the War in the North Against the Chief Heke, in the Year 1845, Told by an Old Chief of the Ngapuhi Tribe. Also Maori Traditions. Chirstchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1863. Internet Archive Document

National Library of New Zealand. Papers Past. [Includes electronic full text of historical newspapers of New Zealand]

New Zealand Electronic Text Center “New Zealand Wars (1845-1872)”

Rusden, G. W. History of New Zealand. London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1883. Internet Archive Document

Swainson, William. New Zealand and the War. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862.
Internet Archive Document

Travers, W. T. L. The Stirring Times of Te Rauparaha. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd., 1906.
Internet Archive Document

Wakefield, Edward. Adventure in New Zealand, From 1839 to 1844; With Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands. London: John Murray, 1845.
Internet Archive Document (part 1)

Internet Archive Document (part 2)

Wilson, John Alexander. The Story of Te Wahora: A Chapter in the Early New Zealand History, Together with Sketches of Ancient Maori Life and History. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1907. Internet Archive Document

Additional Resources

Region: North America

Library of Congress. Meeting of frontiers. [Washington, D.C.]: Library of Congress, 1999. Library of Congress Digital Collection





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