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 performance arts); Immigration; and Lesbian. The table can be sorted by organisation name, theme, start or end dates.

 

Organisation Theme Start yearsort descending End year
1863 2017
1876 1911
1878
1880
1882
1885
1887
1889 1945
1890 1942
1892 1920
1892 1898
1893 1902
1893
1894 1894
1894 1925
1895 2015
1896
1896
1896
1899
1901 1964
1901
1902
1907
1908 1988
1908
1909
1911
1911 2005
1914 1945
1915 1921
1916 1927
1916
1921 2003
1921
1921
1921
1921 1990
1924
1925 1982
1925
1925
1926 1996
1926
1928 1965
1928
1929
1929 1952
1930
1931
1931
1931 1939
1932 1991
1932 2018
1933 1992
1936
1936
1936
1937
1937 1948
1937
1939
1939
1940
1941
1943 1960
1945 1973
1945
1945 1960
1945
1947
1948 1996
1948
1951
1952
1954
1954
1955
1957 1978
1957
1961
1963
1964
1965 1970
1965 2018
1965
1966
1966 2006
1969
1970
1971 1982
1972 1999
1972 1997
1973 1977
1973
1974
1975
1975
1975 1991
1975
1975 1980
1975 2003
1975
1976
1977 1990
1977 2011
1978 1985
1978
1979 1992
1979 2005
1979 1991
1980 2018
1980 2012
1980 1998
1980 1998
1982 1990
1982
1982 1988
1982
1983
1983
1983
1983
1984
1984
1984
1984 1987
1985 1992
1985 2014
1985 1995
1985
1986 1996
1986
1987
1987 1993
1987
1987
1987
1990
1990
1992
1993
1994
1997
1997
1998
1999
2001
2001
2002
2003
2007
2008
2011
2011
2012
2012
2013
2013
2013
2015
2017
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 1-May-2019