Story: Women’s movement

Women together

Connections between groups in the late 19th-century women's movement were strong. Aims, methods and members were often shared. Women in the Auckland Women's Political League (1894–1925), for example, were also involved in the Auckland-based Ladies’ Christian Association, the Young Women’s Christian Association, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the Auckland branch of the Women’s Franchise League, and later the National Council of Women. Elizabeth Caradus, listed on the pamphlet shown here, was one of the few working-class leaders of the 19th-century women's movement. She was one of those who belonged to many groups.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Women’s groups, 1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011