BIOGRAPHY: Michael R.G. Subritzky
Michael Subritzky New Zealand historian, writer, soldier and war poet. Mike Subritzky is one of New Zealand's best known war poets. He has an international reputation and his work appears in numerous books, CD's, and anthologies. His poetry and verse is often read on National New Zealand National Radio on ANZAC Day (New Zealand's National Day of Remembrance).

He is the first New Zealand poet to have his war poetry ["Pastures Green"] read at Westminster Abbey 2004, by Lord Freyberg, and the first Kiwi poet "Spirit of ANZAC" to be read at ANZAC Corner (The Honourable Russell Marshall), Hyde Park, London.

His poem "SISTER" has been published in more than 20 international anthologies, anthologies and recently (Remembrance Day 2011), senior officers from the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) laid flowers at the Nursing Sisters’ Memorial (Ottawa), while [Rachel Bard RN, MaEd, the CEO recited ”SISTER,” to honour nurses’ efforts in war times . His poem to "Welcome Auschwitz" has been translated into more than 8 languages including English, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Sign. It has also been written and performed as a play.

A retired professional soldier, from an old New Zealand military family, he is a Veteran, as are three of his sons.

Born: Michael Raphael Gabriel Subritzky-Count Kusza, 1950 in Katikati, New Zealand, from an old Polish noble family, ennobled by HM King Jan I Olbracht of Poland/Lithuania in 1495. Granted the everlasting right to bear the arms "Kusza" (Crossbow). Count of Annam, Imperial Nguyen Dynasty. Hau Tuoc Nguyen Phuc Minh Kien. Maternal decent is from Clan O'Dowd of Connacht, Castle Rosslee. Easky. (Co Sligo) Ireland.

Most known quote: Mike Subritzky, a former NZ Army ceasefire monitor in Rhodesia, in 1980 described the war as "both bloody and brutal and brought out the very worst in the opposing combatants on all three sides."

Education: Saint Joseph's Convent Waihi, Waihi College, Wananga o Aotearoa, Ruggero II University Italy/Florida USA PhD (hc) History.

Married: Marilyn Gaye Monica (nee: Williams), six children.

Contact The Tauranga RSA, NEW ZEALAND. Email: kusza@xtra.co.nz

Military Service
In the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve: HMNZS Ngapona, HMNZS Koura, HMNZS Kuparu 1968-69; Royal New Zealand Navy:

HMNZS Tamaki, HMNZS Philomel National Service, HMNZS Kiama 1970-71;

Royal New Zealand Artillery, 161 Battery Papakura, 31 (B) Battery Dunedin, Army Recruiting Officer Hamilton, Gunnery Instructor Waiouru 1971-85;

Royal New Zealand Air Force: Senior Instructor RNZAF Recruit Training School, Woodbourne 1985-86;

Royal New Zealand Artillery: 161 Battery Papakura, Defence Headquarters Wellington, 2nd Canterbury Regiment, Royal New Zealand Infantry 1987-90;

Polish Government (In Exile) 1990-91. Also: 13 operational and no-operational tours of duty, including: 28th (ANZUK) Field Regiment Malaysia 1979; VXE6 Squadron US Navy Task Force 43 Antarctica 1973; Peacekeeping with 1st ZIPRA Battalion Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army, Assembly Place LIMA Operation Tangent, Rhodesian War, Rhodesian War 1979-80; RAAF 2nd Airfield Defence Squadron 'Air Assault' Wing Australia 1986.

Operation Enduring Freedom: Daily electronic news service "Subritzky's Word of the Day" to all ships in the US Navy's 5th Fleet in the Persian Gulf 2001/2002/2003. Daily electronic news service "Subritzky's Kiwi Word of the Day" to all ships in the New Zealand Fleet, plus 29 other RNZN missions during Operation Enduring Freedom 2003/2004/2005/2006.

Publications
New Zealand historian, author and war poet. Numerous published papers (chivalry, heraldry and nobility), documents (NZ history and military history), articles and poems in a wide variety of media; a dozen books on a variety of subjects and:

1990. The Subritzky Legend - A Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Official New Zealand Sesqui Centennial Project. An historic publication of New Zealand's first Polish settler family, produced using all of the original printing and publishing skills, hard covered, leather bound, lead type-set, fly-eye photographs, gold blocking (John Dunmore, Heritage Press Ltd) ISBN: 0-908708-20-3;

1993. Subritzky Shipping - A Heritage of Sail 1843 - 1993 Limited Commemorative Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies (Cloudy Bay Publishing), Welcome and photograph from GOVERNMENT HOUSE - New Zealand by Dame Catherine Tizard GCMG, DBE the then Governor General of New Zealand .

1994. Order of Saint Stanislas 1765 (Cloudy Bay Publishing) published on behalf of the late Polish Government (In Exile) of President August Zaleski and Juliusz Sokolnicki ISBN: 0-473-02931-6;

1996. The Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second ANZAC Adventure" - Official New Zealand Army 150th Anniversary Project Wyatt & Wilson Print Limited) Commissioned by the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans Association and funded by the men of Victor 6 Company, RNZIR, forward by US General William C. Westmoreland, welcome message and photograph from Prime Minister The Right Honourable [James B. Bolger ONZ], "Welcome Home" message from [Captain Charles H. Upham VC and Bar]. A4, hard covered, 304 pages, 250 b&w photographs and maps ISBN: 0-958-3484-0-5;

1996. History of the Polish Government (in exile) 1939-1990 (Cloudy Bay Publishing) published for the late Polish Government (In Exile) of President August Zaleski and President Juliusz Sokolnicki, London UK. Translated into the Polish Language and included in the book "Prezydent i Rzad Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej na Uchodzstwie" *2001 pod redakcja Zbigniewa Rutkowskiego (WERS Wydawnictwo, Poznan, Polska) ISBN: 83-86906-78-2;

1997. The Titled Families of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a paper researched for the Polish Genealogical Society of America;

1997. Polish Heraldry and Nobility: An Introduction, a paper researched for the Lithuanian Royal Nobility Association;

2001. The Flak Jacket Collection - an anthology of personal war poems. Limited Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies published as a tribute to the memory of Private Leonard Manning, RNZIR, KIA East Timor 2000, (Brian Riggir Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582228-8-6;

2003. Submission for the award of the New Zealand General Service Medal with Clasp "Rhodesia" (Three Feathers Publishing) ISBN:
0-9582438-2-4;

2004. Submission for Medallic Recognition for Service in Antarctica (Three Feathers Publishing) ISBN: 0-9583484-1-3;

2004. Order of Saint Stanislas Handbook 1765 - published for the International and Charitable Order of Saint Stanislas (Studio 16 Printing and Publishing) ISBN:0-9582336-8-3;

2007. Spirit of ANZAC – an anthology of war poems for Kiwi College Kids. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. (Studio 16 Printing and Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582710-2-X.

Edited:
1991 Child of Destiny - The Tom Rangi Story - self published by the author. Foreward by The Rev Barry R. Smith (Blenheim Print);

1996. With Our Boys in Vietnam - Poems by Betty May Browne, Foreward by Colonel Don Kenning MBE, RNZA (retd), original Battery Commander of 161 Battery in Vietnam. Features the published poems that were written by Betty May against newspaper articles that appeared in The Dominion and Wellington Evening Post newspapers. She then mailed the poem and the newsclipping to the Troops in Vietnam. Betty May was adopted by the New Zealand Vietnam Veterans and was always invited to parades upon the return of the New Zealand troops from Active Service. She later died in 2008. (Cloudy Bay Publishing) ISBN: 0-958-3484-9-9 ;

2001. Poems of Distant Wars.  Features the war and anti-war poetry of 22 International war poets, who are either Veterans or the wives/partners of Veterans and dedicated to the memory of all who lost their lives on the 11th of September 2001. (Brian Riggir Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582336-0-8;

2002. Waikato Word Weavers.  Edited by Penny Wilson and Mike Subritzky. Published by the Hamilton Poets with a grant from Creative New Zealand (Brian Riggir Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582336-1-6;

2002. The Great Kiwi Summer Poetry Slam 2001/02 - an anthology of Kiwi poetry which was submitted for the 2001 poetry contest. Foreward by poet Catherine Mair. Sponsored by a grant from Subritzky Shipping Line, Auckland. (Kiwiana Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582336-3-2;

2003. Locked Down - An Anthology of New Zealand Prison poetry and art. Commissioned by the New Zealand Department of Corrections to edit poetry by the sentenced prisoners at Waikeria Prison, (Brian Riggir Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582336-6-7;

2003. Who will cry for the Soldiers.  Features the war and anti-war poetry of 27 International war poets, who are either Veterans or the wives/partners of Veterans (Brian Riggir Publishing 2003) ISBN: 0-9582438-0-8;

2004. Kiwi Gunners in War and Peace.  A collection of Gunner stories and personal accounts in times of War and Peace by men and women in the Royal New Zealand Artillery (Brian Riggir Publishing) ISBN: 0-9582438-1-6;

2011. Soldiers of the Empire. (A history of the New Zealand Command of the Legion of Frontiersmen, published for the Centenary Conference of the New Zealand Command 1904 - 2011). By Mike Subritzky, Mike Smith and Val Baker. Editor Mike Subritzky (Rosetown Print, Te Awamutu). ISBN: (Hardback) 978-0-473-18539-8.

2011. Soldiers of the Empire. (The history of the New Zealand Command of the Legion of Frontiersmen, published for the Centenary Conference of the New Zealand Command 1904 - 2011). By Mike Subritzky, Mike Smith and Val Baker. Editor Mike Subritzky (Rosetown Print, Te Awamutu). (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0-473-18538-1

2013. Smoke Eaters,  The centennial publication on the history of the Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade.  By Mike Subritzky and Mike Smith
ISBN: (Hardback) 978-0-473-23923-7.

2015. Subritzky Saga 1495, The publication of the heraldic history of the Subritzky family.  By Mike Subritzky and Mike Smith.  (Bookprint, New Zealand)
ISBN (Softcover) 978-0-473-34018-6. By Mike Subritzky and Mike Smith

2016. The Vietnam Scrapbook - "The Second ANZAC Adventure" - A rewrite and update of the 1996 volume printed for the 50th anniversary of New Zealands involvment in the Vietnam War.  By Mike Subritzky and Mike Smith   (Rosetown Print, Te Awamutu). Hardback - ISBN: 978-0-473-36964-4

PERFORMANCES
Television and Videos
1988. Appeared in the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council training video/movie "The Instructor." - Gibson Group.
1999. Appeared in the TVNZ millenium production "Our People - Our Century" (Families at War).
Poetry Readings and Performances Work published in numerous overseas anthologies.
1995. "The Collections of New Zealand Poetry & Prose" Editor Nicky Konings. Media Publishers Ltd. Auckland. (contributing poet).
2001. Selected to have his work published in the Australian and New Zealand war poetry anthology "The Happy Warrior" (Sid Harta Publishers), Australia. (contributing poet).
2001. "UNO A Poetry Anthology" Editor Verian Thomas. Xlibris Corporation. Comrades. UK.(contributing poet).
2001. War poetry reading on Radio New Zealand, with Humphrey Beale, Anzac Day 2001.
2002. Selected to have his work published in "Angels In Vietnam - Women Who Served" compiled by Jan Hornung (Writers Club Press, USA).(contributing poet).
2002. SCAPA Project - Top 100 New Zealand Poets reading their work on CD and Tape (Auckland University). (contributing poet).
2002. Tongue in Your Ear. Four by Two publish, Poetry Live], Auckland. Volume 6. (contributing poet).
2003. Runner-Up Australasian 'Strands of Silver' poetry competition.
2003. Tongue in Your Ear. Four by Two publish, Poetry Live, Auckland. Volume 7. (contributing poet).
2004. Honoured by the New Zealand Government by having his poem "Pastures Green" read on ANZAC Day, in Westminster Abbey, by Lord Valerian 3rd Baron Freyberg;
2004. Honoured by the New Zealand Government by having his poem "Spirit of ANZAC" read on ANZAC Day, at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, London by The Hon Russell Marshall.
2005. "Spinning Tails - Helicopter Stories" compiled by Jan Hornung (Writers Club Press, USA). (contributing poet).
2007. "Welcome to Auschwitz" performed and also 'signed' by Eva Fielding-Jacson and the London Jewish community.
2007. "WRITING the PACIFIC" Anthology by Editors Jen Webb and Kavita Nandan. Fiji Publish Writing Forum. (contributing poet).
2008. "Angels in Vietnam - Women Who Served" compiled by Jan Hornung (Writers Club Press, USA). (contributing poet).
2008. "Colours of War" Poetry and Art Exhibition with Sue Baker-Wilson, Anthony Pahl OAM, Ricky Havoc at Waihi Museum.
2008. His poem "Pastures Green" put to choir music by Composer-in-Residence Andrew Baldwin and performed nationwide on TV One by the Wellington Cathedral Choir, ANZAC Day.
25 Apr 2008. Performed by Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, conducted by Michael Fulcher at the National War Memorial, in Wellington. .
25 Apr 2010. Performed by Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, conducted by Michael Fulcher at the National War Memorial in Wellington
2010. Good Morning on TV One (Nation With) ANZAC Day, poetry read Sarah Bradley having, including "Spirit of ANZAC."
2010. His poem "Pastures Green" put to choir music by Composer-in-Residence Andrew Baldwin and performed nationwide on TV One by the Wellington Cathedral Choir, ANZAC Day. Requested by New Zealand War Veterans and played at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
2010. War Poetry read Nation Side by "New Zealand On Air" ANZAC night.
2010. United In Inspiration: The Golden Grove Appeal Poetry Collection. ForwardPress UK.(contributing poet).
2011. VOICES (USA Education Project) The voices of veterans and civilian witnesses to war, in order to heal the wounds of war and lay the basis for a more peaceful world.
2011/12. Akoako i te rangi - Aspire together to the highest of standards. The New Zealand Secondarys' Choir
2011/12. Musical Director Andrew Withington. (Recorded as a CD).
2012. Three Gallipoli Settings -
- "GALLIPOLI PENINSULA" Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925 - 2001)
- "THE LAST TO LEAVE" Leon Maxwell Gellert (1892 - 1977)
- "SPIRIT OF ANZAC" Mike Subritzky (b 1950). The score recorded by Radio New Zealand.

2012. Honoured by the New Zealand Government by having his poem "Spirit of ANZAC" read on ANZAC Day, at the Messines (Belgium) ANZAC Memorial at the new Peace Village by the New Zealand Embassy, Deputy, Charge d’Affaires, Paul Ash, and attended by Burgemeester Sandy Evrardand of Poperinger.

2012. Honoured by Burgemeester Sandy Evrardand of Poperinger, and New Zealand Historian Delysse Storey, reciting "Spirit of ANZAC" at the Western Front at the memory at Talbot House in Poperinger (Belgium).

2012. Honoured by New Zealand soldiers reciting "Spirit of ANZAC" at Anzac cove in (Turkey).

2012. His poem "Pastures Green"] put to choir music by Composer-in-Residence Andrew Baldwin and performed nationwide on TV One by the Wellington Cathedral Choir, ANZAC Day. Requested by New Zealand War Veterans and played at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Poetry Readings and Performances
Work published in numerous overseas anthologies.
2001. Selected to have his work published in the Australian and New Zealand war poetry anthology "The Happy Warrior" (Sid Harta Publishers), Australia.
2001. War poetry reading on Radio New Zealand, with Humphrey Beale Anzac Day 2001.
2002. Selected to have his work published in "Angels In Vietnam - Women Who Served" compiled by Jan Hornung(Writers Club Press, USA).
2002. SCAPA Project - Top 100 New Zealand Poets reading their work on CD and Tape (Auckland University).
2003. Runner-Up Australasian 'Strands of Silver' poetry competition.
2004. Honoured by the New Zealand Government by having his poem "Pastures Green" read on ANZAC Day, in Westminster Abbey, by Lord Valerian 3rd Baron Freyberg;
2004. Honoured by the New Zealand Government by having his poem "Spirit of ANZAC" read on ANZAC Day, at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, London by The Hon Russell Marshall.
2005. "Spinning Tails - Helicopter Stories" compiled by Jan Hornung (Writers Club Press, USA).
2007. "Welcome to Auschwitz" performed and also 'signed' by Eva Fielding-Jacson and the London Jewish community.
2008. "Colours of War" Poetry and Art Exhibition with Sue Baker-Wilson, Anthony Pahl OAM, Ricky Havoc at Waihi Museum.
2008. His poem "Pastures Green" put to choir music by Composer-in-Residence Andrew Baldwin and performed nationwide on TV One by the Wellington Cathedral Choir, ANZAC Day.
2010. Good Morning on TV One (Nation With) ANZAC Day, poetry read Sarah Bradley having, including "Spirit of ANZAC."
2010. His poem "Pastures Green" put to choir music by Composer-in-Residence Andrew Baldwin and performed nationwide on TV One by the Wellington Cathedral Choir, ANZAC Day. Requested by New Zealand War Veterans and played at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
2010. War Poetry read Nation Side by "New Zealand On Air" ANZAC night.

AWARDS AND HONOURS
1997. Honoured by the NZ ex-Vietnam Services Association by having a copy of his book "The Vietnam Scrapbook - The Second ANZAC Adventure" laid at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. during the 1997 pilgrimage.
1997. Awarded the American Vietnam Veterans (honorary) Distinguished Service Medal, citation "for his contribution to all veterans of the Asian conflict and immortalising the Vietnam Veterans of New Zealand for all time."
1998. Named Book of the Quarter by Texas State University April - June 1998.
2007. Knight Commander, Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ. A personal gift from HRH Prince Jorge Bagration de Moukhrani y di Costafiorita of Georgia (country) Georgia.
2010. Knight of the Royal Brotherhood, of the Royal Order of Saint Michael of the Wing a personal gift from [Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael de Bragança, Portugal.
2011. THE LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART 2001 - Celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2011.
20th Century Australasian Writers Poets Identifying important poets within the given period such as: Les Murray, Roland Robinson, Ian Mudie, A D Hope, Judith Wright, Kenneth Slessor, Gwen Harwood, John Tranter, Bruce Dawe, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Mary Gilmore (Australia); C K Stead, Fleur Adcock, James K Baxter, Alistair Campbell, Mike Subritzky, Allen Curnow (New Zealand).
2011. 'THE PRIDE OF TE AWAMUTU' award for outstanding achievement in the Te Awamutu Community
2014. Awarded the Commander with Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, from the Vatican

MILITARY AWARDS
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (HM QEII)
Rhodesia Medal 1980 (HM QEII)
US Antarctic Service Medal - awarded 1973 (United States Government)
Zimbabwe Independence Medal 1980 (President of Zimbabwe)
Rhodesia Marksman Badge - awarded 1980
Order of Polonia Restitutia -1990 citation "For active participation in the political struggle for the freedom of Poland 1939-1990" (2nd Republic)
United Fire Brigades Association Long Service Medal - awarded 1983 (United Fire Brigades Association, NZ);
US Congressional Cold War Certificate - awarded 2000 (US Congress);
UN International Year of the Volunteer Service Medal 2001 - "For Dedicated Commitment to Humanitarian Causes."
Military Order of Saint Barbara - awarded 2006 (US Artillery Association)
Air Assault Badge (US Army)
New Zealand Veterans Badge 2006 (HM QEII / NZ Government)
Veterans Medal – The Veterans of Asian Wars (Honour) - awarded 1997;
Naval Order of the United States – United States - awarded 2009
US Coast Guard Commendation Medal - awarded  2009
The New Zealand Prison Service Medal - awarded Sept 2011 (HM QEII)
New Zealand Legion of Frontiersmen Long and Efficient Service Medal - awarded June 2010
Subritzky's Gun (of 161 Battery), 105mm Field Gun in full recoil.
Subritzky and the 1st ZIPRA Battalion (Communist) on parade (Rhodesian War), 1979
Bo Ngata  & Subritzky (on right) while in the NZ Army, 1980s
Old Gunners who served in 161 Battery of 16th Field Regiment, RNZA, stand to attention, as the bugle sounds “The Last Post” at the Charter at Raglan.
Photo by Jozef Subritzky
TE HONGI
The Hongi is a Maori formal greeting between two Warriors.  Both  men shake hands and then press noses for an instant.  It is believed that the Ancestors of both men are greeted  through the breath of both men.

(L-R) Te Hongi: Staff Sergeant ‘Willy’ Williams and Gunner Mike Subritzky.  Both men served in 161 Battery in New Zealand.
Photo by Jozef Subritzky
The old tried and and tested, 105mm “Brit Light Gun” and Tested  Howitzer.
Photo by Jozef Subritzky
Service Awards
NZ Operational Service Medal
The Rhodesia Medal
NZ Corrections Long Service Medal
NZ Defence Service Medal
Regular, Territorial, National Service
USCG Commendation
US Antarctic Service Medal
Polonia Restituta
Zimbabwe Independence

NZ Veterans Badge
Rhodesia Marksman's Badge


Awards from the Legion of Frontiersmen
Legion Long Service & Efficiency Medal
NZ Legion Service Medal
NZ Command Centennial Medal 2011
Australian Service Medal
Annand Frontiersman Service Cross

Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade Awards
UFBA Service Medal
Four 2 year service bars
Year of the Volunteer +10 medal
Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade Centennial Medal 2013
References and Sources
"The Subritzky Legend" Subritzky M.R.G. (John Dunmore, Heritage Press Ltd) NZ 1990, pages: 257 - 260, ISBN: 0-908708-20-3;

"The road to Sarau - From Germany to Upper Moutere," Briars J. & Leith J. (Upper Moutere 150 Jubilee, Stiles Printing Nelson), 1993, NZ. Chapter 4 The Voyage of the Saint Pauli, also Sophie Subritzky pages: 23, 27, 29, ISBN: 0-473-01999-X;

"Subritzky Shipping - A Heritage of Sail 1843 - 1993" M.R.G. Subritzky 1993. 1st Edition 1993 (Cloudy Bay Publishing) NZ, 2nd Edition 1994, pages: 100-101, ISBN: 0-473-01849-7;

KAITAIA - A Nostalgic Glimpse at the 1940's," Parker K. (Northland Age Ltd) 1994, NZ . (various mentions as a settler family), ISBN: 0-473-02803-4;

"The German Connection - New Zealand and German - speaking Europe in the Nineteenth Century" Edited by Bade Professor J.N. (Oxford University Press, Auckland University) NZ 1996, Part IV "The Contribution of German Settlers to Business and Enterprise in New Zealand," Chapter 22 The Subritzky's. ISBN:
019-558-283-7;

"THE NEW ZEALAND ROLL OF HONOUR 1845 - 1995 New Zealanders who have served their country in Peace and War," Taylor A. (Roll of Honour Publications) 1997, NZ. pages: 1023, 1024, 1025. ISBN: 0-908578-58-X;

"Grey Ghosts" Challinor D. (Moa Beckett) NZ 1998, various, ISBN: 1-86958-658-1;

"KAITAIA - Portraits from the Past 1900 - 1939," Parker K. (Bridgewater & Top Print Kaitaia) 1999, NZ. (various) Chapter 3 Changes Faces of Transport, Chapter 4 The Many uses of Land, Chapter 20 Regional Potpourri - Houhora Home of the Subritzky and Evans families. ISBN: 0-473-05930-4;

"OUR PEOPLE OUR CENTURY - 100 years of New Zealand History" Smith P. Callan L. (Hodder Moa Beckett) NZ 1999. Chapter 7 The Subritzky Family - Distant Cousins in Conflict pages: 190 - 193, ISBN: 1-86958-716-2;

"LIETUVOS BAJORU PALIKUNIAI," Stankus Professor J. Vilnius,pages: 258 & 259;

"NEW ZEALAND - Memories" article and photographs submitted by Mike Subritzky (Focus Printing, Parnell), NZ Feb/Mar 2000, The Subritzky Family of Northland, pages: 4,5,6,7,8,9. ISSN: 1173-4159;

NEW ZEALAND WHO'S WHO Aotearoa - Special New Millennium 2001 Edition," Taylor A. and Haysom R. (NEW ZEALAND WHO'S WHO Publications Ltd, Newmarket), 2001, NZ. pages: 842 & 843, ISSN: 1172-9813;

"The Collection of New Zealand Poetry & Prose" (Media Publishers Ltd) NZ, pages: 262 Sister, 263 Kiwi Peacekeepers, 2001, ISBN: 0-9582314-0-0;

"INSIDE INSIDE" Peake R. (Ken Ray, Penang) 2007, page 245, ISBN: 978-0-473-12201-0;

"THE GUNNERS - A HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND ARTILLERY" Henderson A. Green D. Cooke P. (Penguin Group NZ), 2008. (various) including Notes: Chapter 8, 133 The 161 Battery Panther, Chapter 9, 18: The Last Regimental Shoot with the 25-Pdr in NZ; Chapter 9, 81 Mike Subritzky pers. comm. 26 Jul 2003; 133 An L5 Howitzer caught fire at Western Springs in 1976 because the 1lb blank cartridge had been over-pepped; 135 Unit History 161 Battery, diary entry 13-17 Sep 1973 three gunners were among 20 New Zealanders working as Aircraft Loaders for VXE6 Squadron, US Navy Air Devrons, on the Ice at Williams Field; Former gunner Mike Subritzky cites his father, a son, two cousins and three brothers served in the RNZA. 1 Aug 2003;

External Links
Michael Subritzky War Poetry
Michael Subritzky Welcome to Auschwitz
Michael Subritzky Folksy Poems
Michael Subritzky Aotearoa Sound Archive
Michael Subritzky The KDV Mill Camp
Michael Subritzky KDV Scrapbook
Michael Subritzky Convent Kid
Michael Subritzky Gunner Yarns
Michael Subritzky Family History
Michael Subritzky Writing Reviews
Michael Subritzky Antarctic Timeline
Michael Subritzky Britain's Small Wars
Michael Subritzky Operation Midford/Digger History
Polish Nobility Association Foundation
The Lithuanian Royal Nobility Association
Kusza Coat of Arms
Michael Subritzky Clan O'Dowd
Michael Subritzky Editor Noble Society of Celts (AWEN)
Te Awamutu Fire Brigade