Heritage Material

This section of the website contains the older archival and heritage material housed in the ECMC Library, which has been scanned, digitised and post-processed to enable easy access for research and resource purposes. Items are listed by chronological topic with the eldest first and leading towards the present day, by title in alphabetical order.  The information being provided is for public access and consumption/use and in PDF format.  An index is provided covering the range of material available.

Rather than duplicate the heritage and history records and material from other national engineer organisations, such as the RAE, RCE, RE, USACE, etc, go to our LINKS page, access these organisations and scan/see what they have to offer. We only want to make digital copies of our ECMC library and museum holdings, materials and resources, on our website.

We’re regularly adding to this collection. Come back soon and see what’s new.

NB: This site works best in Chrome or Firefox web browsers. Oversized pages (eg plates) for each book will be scanned at a later date. If you wish to see the plates, please email ecmc@inspire.net.nz

 

The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC)

Many relevant works are also available via the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC), from Victoria, University of Wellington, particularly the New Zealand History section which includes digitised histories of the New Zealand Wars, World War One and World War Two. For convenience some works have been listed below and link back the NZETC. Please note: hard copies of the linked books are held in the ECMC Library.

 

Audio Heritage 

A page of audio-visual heritage material.

Eighteenth Century

Germany and France: a Popular History of the Franco-German War Vol 1 (1870) Link to Google Books

Germany and France: a Popular History of the Franco-German War Vol 2 (1870) Link to Internet Archive

The Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington (1873) Link to Google Books

The Wars of Marlborough 1702-1709 Vol 1 (1921) Link to Internet Archive

The Wars of Marlborough 1702-1709 Vol 2 (1921) Link to Internet Archive

 

Nineteenth Century

Fights for the Flag (1898) Link to Google Books (Also this link via the Internet Archive)

The Great Tab Dope (1915) Link via the Internet Archive

In the Ranks of the C.I.V. (1900) (Link to Gutenberg books)

Khartoum Campaign 1898 or Re-conquest of the Soudan (1899) Link to Gutenberg Books

King of the Khyber Rifles (1916) Link to Gutenberg Books

The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I (1845–64) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Small Wars: Their principles and practice (1906) [Link to html fulltext]

The Tale of the Great Mutiny (1901) Link to Internet Archive

Wellington’s Men: Some soldier autobiographies (1900) Link to Internet Archive

Chitral: The Story of a Minor Siege (1899)

Roll of Honour 1840-1902 (1902)

A Sketch of the New Zealand War  (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Soldiering in New Zealand (1916) (Link to University of Auckland Digital Collections)

Such Things Were: the story of Cambridge (1939)

With the Lost Legion in New Zealand  (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The life of Hodson of Hodson’s horse (1912) (Link to Indian Culture site)

 

 

Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of Royal Engineers (1856)

Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of Royal Engineers New Series (1859)

Plates for NZ Land Wars Report:  Plate 1; Plate 2; Plate 3; Plate 4; Plate 5; Plate 6; Plate 7; Plate 8; Plate 9;

 

Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Royal Engineer Institute Occasional Papers

 

Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Royal Engineer Institute Foreign Translation Series

Professional Papers of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Royal Engineer Institute Fourth Series

 

History of the Corps of Royal Engineers

Vol 1 – Early days up to 1860

Vol 2 – 1860-1885

Vol 3 – 1885-1912

Vol 4 – 1885-1902

Vol 5 – 1914-1919

Vol 6 – 1914-1919

Vol 7 – 1918-1938

Vol 8 – 1938-1948

Vol 9 – 1938-1948

Vol 10 – 1948-1960

Vol 11 – 1960-1980

The Royal Engineers Journal 

1905 – 1920

View Journals 1905 - 1920

1905 January   1905 February 1905 March  1905 April  1905 May   1905 June  1905 July   1905 August  1905 September  1905 October  1905 November   1905 December

1906 January  1906 February  1906 March  1906 April  1906 May  1906 June  1906 July  1906 August   1906 September  1906 October  1906 November  1906 December

1907 January  ;1907 February 1907 March 1907 April 1907 May   1907 June  1907 July  1907 August  1907 September  1907 October  1907 November  1907 December

1908 April 1908 August 1908 December 1908 February 1908 January 1908 July 1908 June 1908 March 1908 May 1908 November 1908 October 1908 September 1909 April 1909 August 1909 December 1909 February 1909 January 1909 July 1909 June 1909 March 1909 May 1909 November 1909 October 1909 September 1910 April 1910 August 1910 December 1910 February 1910 January 1910 July 1910 June 1910 March 1910 May 1910 November 1910 October 1910 September 1911 April 1911 August 1911 December 1911 February 1911 January 1911 July 1911 June 1911 March 1911 May 1911 November 1911 October 1911 September 1912 April 1912 August 1912 December 1912 February 1912 January 1912 July 1912 June 1912 March 1912 November 1912 October 1912 September 1913 April 1913 August 1913 December 1913 February 1913 January 1913 July 1913 June 1913 March 1913 May 1913 November 1913 October 1913 September 1914 April 1914 December 1914 February 1914 January 1914 July 1914 June 1914 March 1914 May 1914 November 1914 October 1914 September

1915 April 1915 August 1915 December 1915 February 1915 January 1915 July 1915 June 1915 March 1915 May 1915 November 1915 October 1915 September 1916 April 1916 August 1916 December 1916 February 1916 January 1916 July 1916 June 1916 March 1916 May 1916 November 1916 October 1916 September 1917 April 1917 August 1917 December 1917 February 1917 January 1917 July 1917 June 1917 March 1917 May 1917 November 1917 October 1917 September 1918 April 1918 Aug 1918 December 1918 February 1918 January 1918 July 1918 June 1918 March 1918 May 1918 October 1918 September 1919 April 1919 August 1919 December 1919 February 1919 January 1919 July 1919 June 1919 March 1919 May 1919 November 1919 October 1919 September 1920 April 1920 August 1920 December 1920 February 1920 January 1920 July 1920 June 1920 March 1920 May 1920 November 1920 October 1920 September

1921 – 1938

View Journals 1921 - 1938

1939 – 1959

View Journals 1939 - 1959

1960 – 1989

View Journals 1960 - 1989

1990 – 2005

View Journals 1990 - 2005

The Cavalry Journal Oct, 1930

 

Military Engineering

Early New Zealand Engineers

Elementary Course of Field and Permanent Fortification and of the Attack of Fortresses (1866)

Engineer Training Vol.2  (1926)

Engineer Training  (1937)

Etiquette and Customs of the Service  (1910)

Field Service Pocket Book  (1914)

Field Service Pocket Book  (1932)

General Regulations of the Defence Forces of New Zealand  (1906)

Handbook of Field Engineer Volunteers  (1909)

Handbook for Military Artificers  (1915)

Indian Sappers and Miners (1948)

Manual of Field Engineering  (1911)

Manual of Field Works (All Arms)  (1921)

Manual of Field Works (All Arms)  (1925)

Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading and Field Sketching  (1929)

Manual of Military Engineering  (1905)

Manual of Submarine Mining Part 2 (1891)

Military Electrical Lighting Vol.2  (1915)

Military Engineering (Part 2) Attack and defence of fortresses  (1896)

Military Engineering Electrical Engineering (1931)

Military Engineering (Part 1) Field Defences  (1908)

Military Engineering Vol.3 Bridging  (1921)

Military Engineering Vol.3B Bridging (1914)

Military Engineering (Vol.4) Demolitions and Mining  (1923)

Military Engineering Mining and Demolition Part 4 (1910)

Military Engineering Vol.5 Roads  (1922)

Military Engineering (Vol.6) Water Supply (1922)

New Zealand Tunnelling Company  (1922)

Permanent Fortifications (1911)

Railway Works in connection with an Army in the Field  (1872)

Regulations for Engineer Services – Peace Vol.1  (1911)

Regulations for Engineer Services – Peace Vol.2  (1911)

Regulations (Provisional) for the Military Forces of the Dominion of New Zealand  (1911)

Textbook of Explosives  (1925)

Textbook of Explosives  (1938)

Textbook on Fortifications etc (1884)

Treatise on Ammunition (1915) 10th Edition (Link to Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps (RNZAOC)  site)

 

 

 

Boer War

British Commanders of the Transvaal War 1899-1900 (n.d.)

The Great Boer War by Arthur Conan Doyle (1900) (link to Gutenberg Books)

Lost Legionary in South Africa (1912)

The New Zealanders in South Africa 1899-1902  (1949)

One of the Fighting Scouts (n.d.)

 

 

World War One

ANZAC: A Retrospective (1956) [Link to free site upon subscription]

The ANZAC Book (1916)

Auckland 1918 (1920)

The Auckland Regiment (1922)  (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary For July 1917 to October 1918 (1919)

A Child’s History of ANZAC (1916)

A Surgeon in Khaki (1916)

Featherston Military Camp (1917)

From Mud to Mufti (1919)

Gallipoli (Moorehead) (1956)

Gallipoli Today (1926)

Historic Trentham 1914-1917 (1918)

The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919 (1921)  (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Infantry Brigadier (1949) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The King’s Pilgrimmage (1922) Includes contemporary newspaper articles. (See also Gutenberg file)

Lawrence and the Arabs (1934)

Light and Shade in War [Partial free access via Google Ebooks]

The Man with the Donkey (1965)

The Mounted Riflemen in Sinai and Palestine (1920?) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

New Zealand Artillery in the Field (1922) [Link to VUW Collections]

New Zealand at Gallipoli (1919)

New Zealand at the Front  (1917)

New Zealand at the Front  (1918)

The New Zealand Division 1916-1919 : A popular history based on official records (1921)

(See also The New Zealand Division 1916 – 1919: A Popular History based on Official Records  from VUW Digital Collections)

The New Zealand Hospital Ship “Maheno” The First Voyage July, 1915, to January 1916 (1916)

New Zealanders in Samoa (1914)

The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War 1914-1918 (1924) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Official History of the New Zealand Engineers During the Great War 1914-1919 (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Official History of the Otago Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918 (1921) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The Official War History of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment (1924) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Recollections of an Amateur Soldier (1936)

Regimental History of New Zealand Cyclist Corps in the Great War 1914-1918  (1922)

Report on Survey on the Western Front 1914-1918 (1920)

The Silent Division: New Zealanders at the Front, 1914-1919 (1935) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

Soldiering in New Zealand (1916) (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The Story of Two Campaigns: Official War History of the Auckland mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914-1919 (1921)  (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The Tale of a Trooper (Link to Project Gutenberg]

Tales of Three Campaigns (1926)

The Voyage of His Majesty’s New Zealand Hospital Ships “Marama” and “Maheno”  (1918)

The War Effort of New Zealand (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

The Turning Point (1917)

With Machine Gunners in France and Palestine (Link to VUW Digital Collections)

With Morse and Horse in Mesopotamia (1927)

(higher resolution files for this content below)

pages 1-70pages 71-132pages 133-206

With the ANZACS in Cairo: The tale of a great fight  (1917?)  (Link to HathiTrust)

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-1919: Supply of Engineer Stores and Equipment (n.d.)

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-1919. Egypt and Palestine – Water Supply (1921)

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-1919. Bridging (1921)

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War, 1914-1919. Military Mining (1922)

Three years with the New Zealanders [n.d.] (link to online html version)

 

World War Two

ANZACs into Battle (1942)

The Desert Railway (2003)

The Indian Engineers 1939-1947 (1956)

Maps and Survey (The Second World War 1939-1945 Army) (1952)

New Zealand at War (1946)

 

Post WW2

Centenary Meeting 1975

Centenary of the Institution of Royal Engineers 1975

Charter, Bye-laws and Rules

Corps of Royal Engineers  (1951) (A brief history for recruits – a background to the Corps of RE and its heritage)

Daily Log

NZ Works Services Unit Singapore – Unit History Sheets Jan 1989-Sept 1989

The Royal Engineers Journal Vol. 72 No.4  (Dec 1958)

Royal Engineers: Trade and Travel (n.d.)

 

Local History

Linton (1989) Reproduced here with kind permission from the Lauridsen Family