Archives, Mimihau Country Women's Institute; 1948-2002; WY.2000.35


Archives, Mimihau Country Women's Institute

About this object

This is a box of archival records pertaining to Mimihau Country Women's Institute from 1948-2002. In the broadest terms a Women's Institute is a gathering of country women who meet together at least once a month to discuss matters of interest to them all. At the meetings women of any race or creed, rich or poor, all paid the same sub, had the same responsibilities and the same privileges. They were there to help one another.

6 Minute Books: 1948 - 1952, 1953 - 1962, 1962 - 1971, 1970 -1977, 1977 -1989, 1989 - 2002, 2002 - 2018.

2 Committee Meeting Books: 1948 - 1957, 1957 - 1970, 1973 - 1993.

Cash book: 1951

Subscriptions Book: 1948 -1981 (Inside the book is a hand written letter about the institute)

Annual Report and Financial Statement: 1971 - 1985, 1986-2002, 2015.

Monthly Cash Book: 1967-1984, 1985-1995, 1996-2001.

Note books: pertaining to undertakings by the Institute

Choir Book: hard covered, 1957-1993

Competition results, hard covered book: 1951 -1965, 1955 - 1961, 1961 - 1966, 1966 - 1986, 1977 - 1983, 1982 - 1987, 1987 - 1999

Warwick Exercise Book, containing notes about catering for children's party and dog trials: 1971 - 1991

Book of letters: pink covered, 1985 - 1993

Roll Book: 1958 - 1981

Visitors Book: 1948 -2006

Mimihau Women's Institute Programme 2007 -2008

Receipt Book: 2011 - 2018.

NZ Country Women's Institute: small pocket calendar 1983.

Loose pages with members names and dates on them

Envelope of letters & music from Mrs Bruce Leitch

Large manilla envelope of cards, letters regarding 21st, 25th and 50th reunions, name badges etc, Invitation to Betty McNaughton and a reply to 50th Anniversary (Betty was the founding member of CWI in the area), Rose Bowl competition results wrapped in a results page. Newspaper write up on the rest rooms in Gore

Red covered book about the CWI called 'History of the Country Women's Institutes of New Zealand 1921 -1958' with photo of Miss Jerome Spencer, the founder, on the cover.

White covered book: Eastern Southland Federation of Country Women's Institute the First Twenty Five Years of History.

Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mimihau

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel


h 160 mm x w 455 mm x d 660 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

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Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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