Story: Women’s networks and clubs

Eagles Club, 1944

This 1944 newsreel describes the Eagles Club, a wartime organisation for Wellington women engaged or married to United States servicemen. Such women sometimes encountered hostility from fellow New Zealanders, so the club provided them with much-needed support as well as social opportunities.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 166. National Film Unit, 1944

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Women’s networks and clubs - Identity-based organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/31022/eagles-club-1944 (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018