Story: Urban Māori

Māori Women’s Welfare League conference, 1953

Māori Women’s Welfare League conference, 1953

The Māori Women’s Welfare League, established in 1951, became a major force for managing social change in Māoridom. Branches were set up around the country, and in the cities they provided a focus for Māori women who were cut off from their tribal roots.

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urban networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015