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

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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