Story: Women’s networks and clubs

Women's clubs: Ranfurly Club committee, 1899 (1st of 3)

Women's clubs: Ranfurly Club committee, 1899

The first committee of the Ranfurly Club in Masterton included Helen Garden Moore (far left), Hannah Vallance (front row, left) and Alice Hosking (centre). The Ranfurly Club was one of a number of clubs for women of high social standing that emerged from the 1890s. One of their purposes was to provide women with social and intellectual companionship.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Women’s networks and clubs - Women’s self-improvement groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018