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