Women's Mobilization for War (New
(encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net) Scroll down to the heading
"Political and Patriotic Organisations". Note that: - many
Maori women were active during the conflict, including Miria
Woodbine Pomare - 28 committees provided "entertainment and care
parcels" for the Maori soldiers, including "food that Maori soldiers
would appreciate, such as muttonbirds".
Maori women in the Great World Wars (maoritelevision.com)
During Wold War 1 some Maori women were a little unsure of how they could
help the war effort, although some made woollen coats and cowskin
boots and sent these and other goods to the soldiers.
Second World War: the Maori war
effort (teara.govt.nz) Scroll down to "Maori women's
war effort". The war presented oppportunities for
Maori women to take part in city-based employment or volunteer work
to support the war effort. However, as in the First World War, Maori
were split over how strongly they should support New Zealand's
participation in World War 2.
.Te Puea Herangi (teara.govt.nz) Also known as Te Kirihaehae.
Te Puea became a leader among the Maori and also actively
opposed conscription, principally because of past seizure of
Maori land by the government.
Maori Women (wwimaoriobjection.weebly.com) Two impressive Maori women have been
featured by this website: - Te Puea Herangi, an anti-conscription activist, and - Ethel Pritchard, one of the first nurses to leave New
Zealand to aid the war effort. Further information about both women
is provided in the "Individuals" section above.