Wars.nz draws upon a number of previous well-researched catalogues of location data. The following sources have formed the backbone of data for sites whose location is not already well-known:

Commentary on each location draws upon the following general texts, as well as the resources linked on each page:

  • Vincent O'Malley The New Zealand Wars/Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa (Bridget Williams Books, 2019)

  • Vincent O'Malley The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000 (Bridget Williams Books, 2016)

  • James Belich The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict (Auckland University Press, 1986)