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 centenary of women’s suffrage. For the online edition we've worked with the original editor, Anne Else, to update both the entries on individual organisation and the 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 the links below to find histories of organisations 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, and start and end dates.

 

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

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