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Women Together: A History of Women’s Organisations in New Zealand: Ngā Rōpū Wāhine O Te Motu

Women Together: A History of Women’s
Organisations in New Zealand:
Ngā Rōpū Wāhine O Te Motu
Anne ElseDaphne Brasell Associates Press1993

Women Together is a reference work of women’s organisations in New Zealand that was first published in 1993 to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

From the introduction: The primary aims of this publication were to give as comprehensive a picture as possible of the extent, variety and importance of women’s organisations and their activities over the last 150 years, and to provide a resource and inspiration for further work. The book contains 132 short histories of organisations, grouped in thirteen sections representing various fields of activity or identification. The section on Māori women’s organisations takes precedence.

To mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2018, the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage prepared an online version with the original editor, Anne Else, to update both the individual organisation entries and thematic overview essays. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Me Aro Koe ki te Hā o Hine-Ahu-One / Pay Heed to the Dignity of Women
Chapter 2: ‘To Free Women from Artificial or Barbaric Restrictions’
Chapter 3: Beyond Benevolence
Chapter 4: Sisters in the Faith
Chapter 5: ‘Miss Hardgraft and Mrs Grumble’
Chapter 6: Challenging ‘The Little Health of Ladies’
Chapter 7: Service and Self
Chapter 8: Knowledge is Power
Chapter 9: The Heart of the Country
Chapter 10: The Unbalanced Parallel
Chapter 11: Reclaiming the Imagination
Chapter 12: Living Here Now
Chapter 13: Better Out Than In

Indexes
I: Chronology of Women’s Organisations
II: Women’s Organisations
III: Personal Names
IV: Subjects
V: Authors