Finalist in the 2018 CLNZ Education Awards (Best Tertiary Resource).
The Great War for New Zealand was launched at the Waahi Poukai on 8 October 2016.
See some images from the event at Te Papa's Rongomaraeroa Marae on 19 October.
Vincent O'Malley spoke at 'Te Pae Here Kaahui Ako' in Hamilton, a hui to discuss the Waikato War and its place in the upcoming 'reset' of the History curriculum. Click the link to watch the speakers.
Follow author Vincent O'Malley on Facebook.
'Tamihana, a NZ great', Tamahere Forum, 28 May 2019.
'Q&A: Historian Vincent O’Malley', Vaughan Rapatahana, Scoop Review of Books, 21 November 2018.
'NZ Wars research opens door to healing', Waatea, 9 November 2018.
'New Zealand Land Wars should be taught in high school, says Waikato history teacher', Stuff, 6 April 2018.
'Our Great War', Vaughan Rapatahana, Scoop Review of Books, 30 November 2017.
'The Great War for New Zealand', NZ History Podcast, 1 November 2017.
Watch the 'NZ WARS - The Stories of Ruapekapeka' documentary.
Shortlisted for the Non-fiction category of the NZ Heritage Book Awards 2017!
Terry Toner, Book Review: The Great War for New Zealand, The Book Show, Radio Southland, 20 September 2017. (at 25:18)
Martin Johnston, '154 years since Governor George Grey's troops invaded Waikato', New Zealand Herald, 12 July 2017.
Kymberlee Fernandes, 'Waikato War remembered as Aucklanders march from Otahuhu to Pokeno', Manukau Courier, 9 July 2017.
'NZ Wars', Te Puni Kokiri, 9 July 2017.
Philippa Mein Smith (2017), 'The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000', Australian Historical Studies, 48:2, 303-304.
'Book Review: The Great War for New Zealand Waikato 1800-2000, by Vincent O’Malley', Lincoln Gould, The Reader: The Booksellers New Zealand Blog, 1 May 2017.
'Inglorious Dastards: Rangiaowhia raid and the 'great war for New Zealand'', Vincent O'Malley, Noted (NZ Listener), 20 February, 2017
'Alumnus Vincent O'Malley Discusses His New Book', Intercom, 13 February 2017
'The Waikato Wars', Graeme Hill speaks with Vincent O'Malley, Radio Live, 5 February 2017
'The Great War for New Zealand: Why political power and business interests shouldn't mix', Buddy Mikaere, The Spinoff, 19 January 2017
Vincent O'Malley on Bookenz, Plains FM, 7 December 2016
'"The Great War for New Zealand broke out less than 50 km from Queens Street": Vincent O'Malley on the Waikato War and the making of Auckland' Vincent O'Malley, The Spinoff, 6 December 2016
The Great War for New Zealand on The Hui, TV3, 4 December 2016
'The Seige Talks Turanga Gisborne 2016', Tairawhiti Production House Ltd, Youtube, 3 December 2016
'Te Waonui for week ending Friday 2 December 2016', Te Manu Korihi, Radio New Zealand, 2 December 2016
'"The Great War for New Zealand": A landmark study of the NZ Wars and important contribution to change' Nigel Prickett, The Listener, 30 November 2016
'Great South Road's "critical" role in the New Zealand Wars' Tom Carnegie, Stuff.co.nz, 23 November 2016
'Observing regions' own "battle days" part of New Zealand Wars commemorations' Mark Peters, The Gisborne Herald, 23 November 2016
'Maori history "neglected"', Wynsley Wrigley, The Gisborne Herald, 23 November 2016
'War profiteer: the story of Thomas Russell', Black Sheep, Radio New Zealand, 20 November 2016
'New Zealand Wars have not been well studied, writes author Vincent O'Malley' Vincent O'Malley, New Zealand Herald, 11 November 2016
Vincent O'Malley with Wallace Chapman, Sunday Morning, Radio New Zealand, 30 October 2016
Vincent O'Malley with Andrew Dickens, Newstalk ZB, 30 October 2016
Listen to Vincent O'Malley on Radio Rhema, 25 October 2016
'Māori prison rates at record levels', Tony Wright, Newshub, 23 October 2016
'Account of war comprehensive and insightful', Alister Browne, Manawatu Standard, 20 October 2016
'Tribunal research prompts new book' Caitlin Moorby, Piako Post, 19 October 2016
'What a nation chooses to remember and forget: the war for New Zealand's history', Vincent O'Malley, The Guardian, 18 October 2016
'Editorial: How we should remember our civil war', Vincent O'Malley, Dominion Post, 17 October 2016
'Too many Pākehā don’t know our history', Dale Husband, E-Tangata, 16 October 2016
'The Waikato War, not Gallipoli, was our defining conflict', Vincent O'Malley, E-Tangata, 16 October 2016
'This week's Hot Five', Rotorua Daily Post, 15 October 2016
'Waikato War "a profound influence" in shaping NZ', Anthony Hubbard, Stuff, 15 October 2016
'Recognising NZ Wars "so important for our cultural identity"', Eleanor Wenman for Te Manu Korihi, Radio New Zealand, 14 October 2016
'Contest for New Zealand played out in Waikato War', Waatea News, 13 October 2016
'Book on Waikato War illuminates dark period of New Zealand history', Caitlin Moorby, Stuff, 10 October 2016
'Royal reception for Waikato War history', Waatea News, 10 October 2016
'Now for the open engagement', Wally Te Ua, Gisborne Herald, 10 October 2016
'New subdivision planned for site of historic eviction reignites anger of the land wars', David Herkt, Sunday Star Times, 9 October 2016
'Tainui has never forgotten the atrocities against their women and children', Aaron Smale, Radio New Zealand, 7 October 2016
'New Zealand Wars should be core history subject', Morning Report, Radio New Zealand, 4 October 2016
'Our War', Native Affairs, Māori Television, 4 October 2016
'Book on the invasion of Waikato by British being released', Checkpoint, Radio New Zealand, 3 October 2016
'Calls for Waikato Land Wars to have as much prominence as ANZAC', One News, TVNZ, 2 October 2016
'Is it time for a public holiday to mark the Waikato Wars?', Q+A, TVNZ, 2 October 2016
'Waikato-Tainui endorses new book on Waikato Wars', Te Karere, TVNZ, 2 October 2016
'Student fights for Gisborne schools to teach land war history', Talisa Kupenga, Māori Television, 23 September 2016
'Kiingitanga, Series 1, Episode 2', Māori Television, 19 July 2016 (see Vincent O'Malley around 8 mins in)
'The publication is beautifully produced by Bridget Williams Books with superb illustrations, maps and photographs. ... It is an important historical work in a research area that has not received much critical appraisal in recent years.' Seán McMahon, Archifacts Journal, May 2019.
'Overall, it is a beautifully produced, important, thought-provoking and soul-searching book that deserves a wide readership.' Katie Pickles, 'A Brutal and Disturbing History', Landfall, 234 (2017), pp.189-191.
'O'Malley's Great War for New Zealand is a timely and necessary book that brings into the open what was arguably one of the most important events in New Zealand's history'. Martin Fisher, 'Book Review: Vincent O'Malley, The Great War for New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of History, 51, 1 (2017), pp.214-216.
'The in-depth coverage the book provides is both timely and illuminating, and adds significantly to our knowledge of the Waikato Wars.' 'This book is a must have for anyone interested in New Zealand history.' Basil Keane, 'Book Review: Vincent O'Malley, The Great War for New Zealand', Journal of New Zealand Studies, NZ24 (2017), pp.93-95.
'Thanks to this latest book, the Waikato War will finally be remembered for its significance to Aotearoa New Zealand...Abundantly illustrated throughout – and with a chiefly huia feather, a symbol of leadership and mana – on the cover, this volume is a landmark in making the story of the Waikato War and its aftermath of injustice accessible and comprehensible to diverse audiences. The outcome of research as part of the Treaty claims process, it succeeds in publishing history that might not otherwise have reached the public eye.' Philippa Mein Smith (2017), 'The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000', Australian Historical Studies, 48:2, 303-304.
'Definitive, meticulously researched, and highly readable.' Vaughn Yarwood, New Zealand Geographic, January-February 2017
'The book contains much original source material and includes extensive endnotes to corroborate the text. The comprehensive bibliography is, in itself, a work of art: a scarily vast repository of sources on the land wars. The many illustrations provide an alternative visual narrative of their own.' Beth Ringer, Heritage et al, 15 December 2016
'Amid the scramble of books on that other "great war", O'Malley delivers the first history of the Waikato War since 1879. A vital part of our story told informatively and lucidly.' 'The Best 100 Books of 2016', The Listener, 19 November 2016
'O'Malley urges knowledge and understanding as a way forward. "None of this requires feelings of guilt and shame, but simply a willingness to hear, read and embrace the difficult aspects of our past." His book is a landmark study of the New Zealand Wars and an important contribution to change.' Nigel Prickett, The Listener, 12 November 2016
'O'Malley is a vivid writer of scenes of conflict. Political issues are clearly described. He is an engaged historian; judgements are made and there will be those who disagree with them ... The 600-page book, with its fine huia feather cover, is copiously illustrated with contemporary visual depictions from sketchbooks, magazines, diaries, government proclamations, and paintings, largely in colour. It is a fine object and an essential book of New Zealand history.' David Herkt, Stuff, 16 October 2016
'If you're into New Zealand history make sure you pick this book up today.' Rotorua Daily Post, 15 October 2016