Badge, Women's Division Federated Farmers of New Zealand; Mayer & Kean Ltd Welli...


Badge, Women's Division Federated Farmers of New Zealand

About this object

This badge is from the Women's Division Federated Farmers of New Zealand, a non-sectarian society with aims to better the conditions of women and children living in the country. The movement began in 1925 when a group of 16 farmers' wives, on holiday in Wellington while their husbands were attending a conference of the Farmers' Union (now the Federated Farmers), became concerned with the hardships of farmers' wives and families living in isolated areas, and so formed a group which grew into the second largest organisation of women in New Zealand. .

Rest and holiday homes were established throughout the country to enable country women to take a rest at moderate cost and in congenial surroundings.


Mayer & Kean Ltd Wellington

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Wellington

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, copper alloy
inorganic, processed material, metal, glass
inorgainic, processed material, metal, powdered glass

Inscription and Marks

On the obverse side is engraved the letters;
'W. D. N. Z. F. U.
On the reverse side scratched into the badge;
Written in black ink;
'WY 96 85'


h x 25 mm w x30 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

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Clothing and Accessories

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