Story: Men and women in the city

Women’s club subscription notice

Women’s club subscription notice

Some wealthier women copied their menfolk and formed clubs. Here they could meet like-minded women, attend lectures, and discuss the issues of the day in a refined atmosphere. Men were barred. This is a membership renewal notice for the Wellington Women’s Club from 1936. The club had been formed a decade before and had a membership that fluctuated between 300 and 400. It merged with the Savage Club in 1988.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-ASSOCIATION-WWC-1936-01

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Women’s spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010