Dr Christopher Pugsley

Chris Pugsley

Dr Christopher Pugsley



Christopher Pugsley is a freelance historian livingat Waikanae Beach in New Zealand. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from 2000-2012. A former infantry Lieutenant Colonel in the New Zealand Army, he is regarded as one of New Zealand’s foremost authorities on New Zealanders at war and of the Gallipoli Campaign in particular.

His publications include, Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story (shortlisted Watties New Zealand Book of the Year 1984) which has remained in print since first publication [a Turkish edition was released this year];On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealand and Military Discipline in the First World War (1991); Anzac: The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (1995); Te Hokowhitu A Tu: The New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War (1995); The Anzacs at Gallipoli (1999); From Emergency to Confrontation: The New Zealand Armed Forces in Malaya and Borneo
(shortlisted Templer Medal 2003); The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (Shortlisted Templer Medal 2005, Finalist in History, Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2005). co-edited Kiwis in Conflict: 200 Years of New Zealanders at War (2008); Fighting for Empire: New Zealand and the Great War of 1914-1918 (August 2014). A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand’s Heroic Second Division (shortlisted Templer Medal 2014, Finalist Ernest Scott Prize 2015). He recently released Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews with New Zealand Gallipoli Veterans co-edited with Charles Ferrall (May 2015).
He is Consulting Historian for Gallipoli: The Scale of our War at Te Papa Tongarewa, the New Zealand National Museum in Wellington which has had 250,000 visitors since opening in April 2015. He is the historian and principal narrator for the Nga Tapuwae audio guide in the series of New Zealand heritage walks for Gallipoli and the Western Front commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage.


All sessions by Dr Christopher Pugsley

Writing About War

10:00 - 11:30
MORRA Hall, Oceanview Road, Oneroa