A link in ‘the great chain of Empire friendship’: the Victoria League in New Zealand

  title={A link in ‘the great chain of Empire friendship’: the Victoria League in New Zealand},
  author={Katie Pickles},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={29 - 50}
  • K. Pickles
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
With the objective of exploring New Zealand women's part in imperialism, this article focuses on the history of the Victoria League. Through its activities during war and peace, the League promoted New Zealand's place as a loyal part of the British Empire. The League in New Zealand was part of a ‘female imperialism’ whereby elite women in the ‘white’ settler societies performed gendered work to promote the strength and unity of the Empire. Women's work considered suitable for empire… 
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