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

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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