Defence of New Zealand Study Group

The Defence of New Zealand Study Group (DONZ) is a non-profit membership-based organisation that publishes research on NZ military history, runs field trips to sites of interest, and lobbies for military heritage protection. Formed in 1996, it is co-ordinated by Peter DF Cooke (BA Hons) in Wellington. DONZ publishes a regular journal Forts & Works (full colour, A4, usually 24pp). Subscriptions to DONZ are $25 – NZ currency for people in NZ, AUD currency for people in Australia and USD currency or £10/10e for all other subscribers. Each subscription includes three issues of Forts & Works, which are published approximately six months apart. Back issues are available.

Books Available for Order

Duigan’s Circus – NZ Engineer Tunnelling Company 1915-19, DONZ, 2021. ISBN 978-0-473-60209-3, $45 including freight in NZ.

Wrights Hill – New Zealand’s 9.2-inch Coastal Defence Batteries, DONZ, 2020. ISBN 978-0-473-50506-6, $40 including freight in NZ.

Roll of New Zealand's Second World War Dead - DONZ, 2018, ISBN 978-0-473-45735-8. Soft-cover only $25 including freight in NZ. Listing of 13177 names with analysis who, how, where, when and why they died.

Warrior Craftsmen - Royal NZ Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 1942-1996, Peter Cooke, DONZ, 2nd Edition, 2017, ISBN 978-0-473-36407-6. Soft-cover only $50 including freight in NZ. Full-colour A4 504 pages, indexed.

Great Guns – The Artillery Heritage of NZ, Peter Cooke & Ian Maxwell, DONZ, 3rd Edition, 2013, ISBN 978-0-473-25555-8, $40 including freight in NZ. Full-colour A4 464 pages, indexed.

Defending New Zealand – Ramparts on the Sea 1840-1950s, Peter Cooke, DONZ, 2000/2016, 2 volumes (including the Pictorial), ISBN 0-473-06833-8, $95 including freight in NZ. B&W A4 1094 pages, indexed.

Fighting Vehicles & Weapons of Rhodesia 1965-80, Peter Locke & Peter Cooke, P&P Publishing, 1995/ 2013 full-colour updated reprint, ISBN 0-473-02413-6, $50 including freight in NZ ($US60 worldwide outside Southern Africa)

The Territorials, Peter Cooke & John Crawford, Random House, 2011, ISBN 978-1-86979-446-0, $30 including freight in NZ.

To subscribe to DONZ or order any of the above, email or phone (64-4) 934 6817.

DONZ can be contacted at the following address:

Defence of NZ Study Group, PO Box 9724,  Wellington, New Zealand 6141 ––