Kōrero: Women’s networks and clubs

Mothers' Union procession, 1930s

Mothers' Union procession, 1930s

Branches of the Anglican Mothers' Union parade through Christchurch holding their banners in the 1930s. This procession, which may have been part of an annual diocesan festival, was a public statement of members' strong views about the moral role of mothers. Their belief that mothers had a vital responsibility to uphold the sanctity of marriage and to train children for a Christian life was consistent with wider public attitudes at the time.

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Anglican Diocese of Christchurch
Reference: Mother's Union Papers

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Women’s networks and clubs - Family-focused organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31002/mothers-union-procession-1930s (accessed 20 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018