NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Women and the First World War - 2015 diary

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is producing a 2015 diary acknowledging the First World War that has a particular focus on its impact on women.

Rangitikei Queen Crown and photo of event. Used as a fundraising event for Belfium refugees in 1915. Typical of carnivals held in WW1. Winners based on funds raised.

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is producing a 2015 diary acknowledging the First World War, with a particular focus on it's impact on women. It gives an insight into the lives of those who stayed, rather than those who went away to fight. The diary has dated entries commemorating both significant events generally in the war, as well as particular milestones for women. For example, in February 2015 the activities of the Lady Liverpool League expended to include support for sick or wounded soldiers. Meanwhile in August 2015 wives and children of dead soldiers became eligible for war pensions. 

NCWNZ acknowledges Te Manawa Museum Trust, as it generously let us photograph collection items that illustrate different aspects of women's domestic and personal lives, as well as their increase in paid employment outside the home.

NCWNZ has been working to make a difference to women's lives since its establishment in 1896. It is selling these diaries for $18 including postage and packaging. Contact office@ncwnz.org.nz if you wish to purchase a copy. By buying the diary, you are purchasing a record of this time in our history, as well as providing funds for NCWNZ to continue its work for women.

This activity is being worked on from
February 2014
 to 
October 2014
Date added: 25 September 2014 | Last updated: 19 November 2014

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