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The Maori Womens Welfare League held its inaugural conference in Wellington in September 1951, with 187 branches represented. The first president was Whina Cooper and first patron Te Puea Herangi. An early major project was a survey of Maori housing. Operating at a local and national level, the League has been concerned with a wide range of health, child welfare, employment and education matters affecting Maori.
Scope & Contents
Contains conference minutes 1951-1981, Dominion Executive correspondence 1963-1979, general and branch correspondence 1967-1988, subject files, annual reports to conference 1953-1967, conference remits and papers 1955-1978, branch and district council reports and branch annual reports 1951-1970, papers relating to surveys carried out by the League, membership records, and some financial records.