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.


The official journal of the NZMHS is free for all full members and is published three times per year in March, July and November.

This A5 sized paperback book of around 64 pages each edition contains a wide range of articles and photographs (many in colour) covering New Zealand’s military history, including details of research into this history that has been carried out by members and other contributors.

Research Resources

We have a dedicated research page where material from all of the major events of New Zealand’s military past is available to discover. It is presented in easy to use, fully searchable tables and charts with the information clearly defined and suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Here you will find a wide range of databases to aid your research and provide information on individuals who served with the New Zealand Armed Forces.


Joining the NZMHS.

We encourage anyone with an interest in New Zealand’s military past to join the NZMHS and help keep this important aspect of our nations past alive.

We welcome members at all levels of interest in our military history, students, academics, militaria collectors, family researchers and anyone wanting to grow their knowledge and respect for our history.


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See links to historical societies, international institutions, associations and organisations useful for furthering your research into all forms of military history.

This page also includes information on family research, service record and medal information to help with your discovery of our military past.

Contact Us

If you have a query or want to know more about the NZMHS visit our contact page to get in touch

Become a Member and Help Preserve New Zealand’s Military History

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