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