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
1986
1975
1929
1998
1880
1984
1954
2013
1939
1982
1896
1966
2011
1984
1983
1997
1983
2018
1937
2012
1957
1928
1987
1973
1911
1931
1983
1882
2007
1975
1993
1961
1983
2001
1924
1997
1921
1954
1994
1987
1896
2013
1925
1976
1885
1925
1951
1948
1982
2013
1893
2017
1945
1978
1969
1926
1999
2003
1931
1940
1939
1921
1899
2012
1909
1896
2001
1945
1974
1936
1990
1916
2002
1985
1901
1952
1902
1965
2011
1936
1975
1984
1907
1955
1908
1941
1987
1937
1936
2008
1930
1887
1970
1921
1963
2015
1964
1987
1990
1990
1878
1975
1986
1947
1992
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
1985 1992
1933 1992
1979 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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