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
1984
2013
1982
1966
1896
1937
2011
1983
1983
1997
1973
1911
2018
1957
1928
2012
1961
1987
1931
1983
1882
1975
2007
1993
1983
1924
2001
1925
1976
1997
1921
1954
1987
1896
1994
1945
2013
1885
1925
1948
1982
1893
2013
1931
1940
2017
1978
1926
1951
1999
1939
2003
1921
1899
1969
1909
1896
2012
1945
1974
2001
1916
1990
1985
1901
2002
1952
1965
1936
1936
1975
1936
2011
1907
1984
1955
1941
1902
1937
1908
1964
1987
1987
1930
2008
1887
1970
1963
1921
2015
1878
1990
1975
1947
1986
1992
1990
1975
1929
1939
1998
1880
1986
1984
1954
1894 1894
1892 1898
1893 1902
1876 1911
1892 1920
1915 1921
1894 1925
1916 1927
1931 1939
1890 1942
1889 1945
1914 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
1982 1988
1908 1988
1921 1990
1982 1990
1977 1990
1932 1991
1979 1991
1975 1991
1985 1992
1933 1992
1979 1992
1987 1993
1985 1995
1986 1996
1948 1996
1926 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
1965 2018
1932 2018
1980 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 20-Oct-2020