Kōrero: Farmer and grower organisations

Rissington Women’s Institute banner (1 o 2)

Rissington Women’s Institute banner

The Rissington Women’s Institute, formed in 1921, was the first of its kind in New Zealand. Bessie Spencer was elected its first president. In its inaugural year the organisation raised funds through a fancy-dress ball and a stall at the Hastings A & P Show selling handcrafts and baking. The money went to the families of two returned servicemen and for children’s parties.

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New Zealand Federation of Women's Institutes

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Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Rural women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18683/rissington-womens-institute-banner (accessed 19 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008