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Nelson Townswomen's Guild

Collection | Ref # AG 287 | Held by The Nelson Provincial Museum

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Nelson Townswomen's Guild


Nelson Townswomen's Guild

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20 v. + 1 folder

Reference number:

AG 287

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The first meeting of the Nelson Townswomen's Guild was held on 3 May 1935 at Burrough House. Miss Jerome Spencer, the founder of the movement in New Zealand, addressed the meeting. A committee was elected and 35 member enrolled. Townswomen's Guilds met monthly, and at other times in smaller groups, for the purpose of furthering their development as citizens by what they do, see and hear in their Guild. The four main activities for which Guild Committees set up circles were: Art (including handicraft), Drama, Music and Social Studies. The Dominion Federation of Townswomen's Guilds closed in 2001. From 2002 the Nelson Townswomen's Guild exists as a social group only.

Records comprise minute books, report books on activities of Circles, membership registers, cash books, constitution & rules, and newspaper cuttings.


Dates covered:

1935 - 2002

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