Women Together – Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu

To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2018, we have 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; Politics; Welfare; Religion;  Employment; Health; Service; Education (early childhood and girls and women); Rural; Sport; Arts (craft and performance); Immigration; and Lesbian organising. The table can be sorted by organisation name, theme, start or end dates.

 

Organisationsort descending Theme Start year End year
1966
1977 2011
1983
1896
1921 1990
1974
1980
1892 1898
1979 1991
1894 1925
1947
1972 1997
1939
1892 1920
1931
1955
1945
1982
1985
1957
1929
1925
1969
1890 1942
1932 2018
1971 1982
1889 1945
1936
1957 1978
1982 1988
1937
1908
1928
1882
1921
1983
1887
1936
1978 1985
1965 2018
1964
1975
1876 1911
1915 1921
1926 1996
1984
1987
1979 1992
1975 1991
1985
1970
1929 1952
1945
1987
1986
1896
1972
1936
1924
1975
1928 1965
1945 1973
1921
1893
1954
1978
1926
1921 2003
1902
1909
1987
1894 1894
1901 1964
1932 1991
1948 1996
1885
1908 1988
1961
1933 1992
1937 1948
1975 1980
1930
1863 2017
1983
1954
1975
1925 1982
1931
1958
1948
1896
1899
1895 2015
1907
1941
1911
1973 1977
1916 1927
1966 2006
1925
1939
1975
1901
1986 1996
1983
1982
1937
1951
1963
1880
1980 2012
1979 1984
1965 1970
1982 1990
1893 1902
1945 1960
1977 1990
1984 1987
1985 2014
1980 2018
1985 1995
1943 1960
1925
1911 2005
1916
1973
1914 1945
1931 1939
1975 2003
1984
1976
1980 1998
1878
1940
1965
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 3-Dec-2018