Anzac Day Reference Material

Suggested Reading

  • Barton, Peter, with contributions by Peter Doyle. The Battlefields of the First World War: the Unseen Panoramas of the Western Front. -  Milsons Point, N.S.W.; Auckland: Random House in association with the Imperial War Museum, 2005.
  • Bean, C.E.W. The Story of Anzac: from the Outbreak of War to the End of the First Phase of the Gallipoli Campaign, May 4, 1915. - Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1921. (Also available online at )
  • Bean, C.E.W. The Story of Anzac: from 4 May, 1915, to the Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. - Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1924. (Also available online at )
  • Donovan, Don. Anzac Memories: Images from the Great War. - Auckland: New Holland, 2005.
  • Fenwick, Percival. Gallipoli: Diary 24 April to 27 June 1915. - Auckland: David Ling in association with Auckland War Memorial Museum, 2000.
  • King, Jonathan and Michael Bowers. Gallipoli: Untold Stories from War Correspondent Charles Bean and Front-line Anzacs: a 90th Anniversary Tribute. -  Auckland: Random House, 2005.
  • Kinloch, Terry. Echoes of Gallipoli: in the Words of New Zealand’s Mounted Riflemen. -  Auckland: Exisle Pub., 2005.
  • McGibbon, Ian. Gallipoli: a Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials. - Auckland: Reed in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2004.
  • Malthus, Cecil.  Anzac: A Retrospect. -  2nd edition, Auckland: Reed, 2002. (Originally published by Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1965.)
  • Ornek, Tolga and Feza Toker. Gallipoli: the Front Line Experience. - Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.: Currency Press, 2006.
  • Pearl, Cyril.  ANZAC Newsreel: A Picture History of Gallipoli. - Sydney: Ure Smith in assn with Reed, 1963.
  • Pugsley, Christopher. Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story. - 2nd edition, Auckland: Reed, 1998. (Originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1984.)
  • Pugsley, Christopher. The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War. -  Auckland: Reed, 2004.
  • Shadbolt, Maurice. Voices of Gallipoli. - Auckland: Hodder and Stoughton, 1988.
  • Stanley, Peter. Quinn’s Post: Anzac, Gallipoli. - Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2005.
  • Stowers, Richard. Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders’ Story. - Auckland: D. Bateman, 2005.
  • Taylor, Phil and Pam Cupper. Gallipoli: A Battlefield Guide. - East Roseville, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Press, 2000.
  • Tobin, Christopher. Gone to Gallipoli: Anzacs of Small Town New Zealand Go to War. - Timaru: Bosco Press, 2001.
  • Travers, Tim. Gallipoli 1915. -  Stroud: Tempus, 2001.
  • Waite, Fred. The New Zealanders at Gallipoli. - Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1919. (Also available online at )
  • The Great Adventure: New Zealand Soldiers Describe the First World War / edited by Jock Phillips,  Nicholas Boyack, and E.P. Malone. - Wellington: Allen & Unwin in assn. with Port Nicholson Press, 1988.
  • Letters from the Battlefield: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home, 1914-18 / edited by Glyn Harper. - Auckland: HarperCollins, 2001.
  • New Zealand’s Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War / edited by John Crawford and Ian McGibbon. - Auckland: Exisle, 2007.
  • No Better Death: the Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone / edited by John Crawford with Peter Cooke. - Auckland: Reed, 2005.
  • The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History / edited by Ian McGibbon. -  Auckland: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Suggested Reading for Primary Students

  • Beck, Jennifer and Robyn Belton. The Bantam and the Soldier. – Auckland: Scholastic, 1996.
  • Duncan, Tracy. Grandad's Medals. - Auckland: Reed, 2005.
  • Harper, Glyn. The Donkey Man. – Auckland: Reed, 2004.
  • Lockyer, John. Harry and the Anzac Poppy. - Auckland: Reed, 1997.
  • Lockyer, John. Lottie: Gallipoli Nurse. - Auckland: Reed, 1998.
  • Lockyer, John and Chris Pugsley. The Anzacs at Gallipoli: a Story for Anzac Day. - Auckland: Reed, 1999.
  • McKenzie, Neil. Gallipoli. – Auckland: Longman Paul, 1988.
  • Stroud, Patricia. Caesar the Anzac Dog. - Auckland: HarperCollins, 2003.


    ANZAC: A Guide to ANZAC Day (Ministry for Culture and Heritage). Includes a virtual tour of the peninsula, maps, panoramas, along with short histories, and even contains Anzac biscuit recipes.
     This is Australia’s website on the significance of Anzac Day. It includes original letters, diaries, photos and drawings.
     The Australian War Memorial website. Includes resources on Anzac Day, as well as digitized versions of Australia’s Official Histories of World War I.
     This website contains much useful information about the naval aspects of the campaign.
     The Royal New Zealand Returned Services Association website.
     This website contains material on many different aspects of New Zealand history.
     The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, edited by A.H. McLintock, originally published in 1966.
    The Archives New Zealand site shows you how to obtain copies of the service files of New Zealanders who served in World War I.
    Images of New Zealand and New Zealanders from the Alexander Turnbull Library.
    Auckland War Memorial Museum's Cenotaph Database

This page was last reviewed on 4 March 2014, and is current.