Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu

To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2018, we prepared an online version of Women Together: A History of Women’s Organisations in New Zealand / Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu.

This important reference work was published in 1993 to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. For the online edition we've worked with the original editor, Anne Else, to update both the individual organisation entries and thematic overview essays. Entries on significant new organisations will be added later.

Read an introduction to the history of women's organisations in New Zealand.

Follow links below to find organisation histories and theme-based overviews. These include essays on: Māori; Political; Welfare; Religion;  Employment; Health; Service; Education (early childhood and girls and women); Rural; Sport; Arts (arts and crafts and performing arts); Immigration; and Lesbian. The table can be sorted by organisation name, theme, start or end dates.

 

Organisation Theme Start year End yearsort descending
1878
2012
1975
2001
1947
1936
1990
1975
2002
1929
1954
1939
1902
1880
2011
1984
1984
1966
1984
1908
1982
1987
2008
1983
1937
1921
1983
2015
1990
1957
1928
1973
1911
1986
1992
1975
1961
1931
1983
1998
1882
1924
1983
2013
1987
1896
1925
1976
1896
1921
2011
1954
1893
1945
1997
1885
1925
2018
1948
1982
1931
1940
2012
1978
1987
1926
1909
1896
1939
2007
1993
1921
1899
1916
1945
1974
2001
1997
1936
1975
1985
1901
1994
1952
2013
1965
1937
1936
1951
1907
2013
1955
2017
1941
1964
1987
1969
1930
1999
1887
1970
2003
1963
1894 1894
1892 1898
1893 1902
1876 1911
1892 1920
1915 1921
1894 1925
1916 1927
1931 1939
1890 1942
1914 1945
1889 1945
1937 1948
1929 1952
1945 1960
1943 1960
1901 1964
1928 1965
1960 1969
1945 1973
1973 1977
1957 1978
1975 1980
1971 1982
1925 1982
1978 1985
1984 1987
1908 1988
1982 1988
1921 1990
1982 1990
1977 1990
1975 1991
1932 1991
1979 1991
1979 1992
1933 1992
1985 1992
1987 1993
1985 1995
1926 1996
1986 1996
1948 1996
1972 1997
1980 1998
1980 1998
1972 1999
1921 2003
1975 2003
1911 2005
1979 2005
1966 2006
1977 2011
1980 2012
1985 2014
1895 2015
1863 2017
1980 2018
1965 2018
1932 2018

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How to cite this page

'Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/women-together, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 9-Oct-2019