Welcome to the New Zealand Military Historical Society.
The NZMHS was formed in Auckland in 1973 to foster the study of New Zealand military history, defined as the history of warfare in New Zealand and of New Zealanders at war.
Our aims and objectives are to encourage research into the history, traditions, participants, arms, insignia, uniforms and all aspects of militaria.
We embrace all those interested in the study of our military history: collectors, researchers, academics, genealogists, students, servicemen and women, family members and the general public.
We make information from researchers, collectors and enthusiasts available to all members via this website, our monthly e Newsletter and our flagship publication, our Journal The Volunteers.
News and Events
41st Annual General Meeting of the NZMHS
The 41st AGM is to be held on Sunday the 26th May 2013 at the AWMM - members see your latest edition of The Volunteers and watch for more information in your email newsletter
Military Heritage Day - AWMM
The NZMHS has recently entered in to a close relationship with New Zealand's premier military history destination the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Working together we aim to bring the expert knowledge and collections of both organisations to the public of New Zealand in a variety of events throughout the year.
Most recently we held the Military Heritage Day at the AWMM during the Auckland Heritage Festival at the end of September.
A wide range of displays were presented along with public lectures on all things military.
Fellow organisations such as the NZ Military Vehicle Collectors Club, the NZ War Graves Trust, Task Force 48 (model ships), the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company, and others all took part in this exciting day.
Some photographs of the day are presented below:
Look out for this event again next year and bookmark this page so you can check often for more news about events and activities around our military history.
New SPOTLIGHT pages
Check out the new Spotlight page for new and changing information on historical news, events and places from all eras of history. Reviews of places to visit, articles, books and news from today and from history. This material is supplied by members and we welcome submissions to keep these pages interesting and ever-changing.
Further Information for Web visitors
For more on the NZMHS you can also subscribe to our Twitter feed (see side bar) and like our Face Book page - both of these feeds contain regular updates on global as well as local activities relating to New Zealander's at war throughout history.
- Information about submitting articles and research to the Journal can be found here.
- We encourage anyone interested in our military history to join the NZMHS, you will find information and membership forms here.
- Have a look at our ever-changing Gallery of photographs covering members collections of militaria as well as historical images and photographs of battlefields in New Zealand and beyond.