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MAORI Womens Welfare League

Collection | Ref # MS-Papers-1396, 88-131 | Held by Alexander Turnbull Library

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MAORI Womens Welfare League


MAORI Womens Welfare League

Level of description:



108 folder(s)

Reference number:

MS-Papers-1396, 88-131

Former NRAM reference number:



Historical Notes

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.


Dates covered:

1951 - 1988

Access conditions:

Partial restriction : Access to specified files requires permission of the donor.

Finding aids:

Inventory available for MS-Papers-1396, preliminary listing available for Acc 88-131.

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