Parliamentary Library Reading Room Named in Honour of Muriel Matters

A ceremony to name the ‘Muriel Matters Room’ was held in the South Australian Parliamentary Library on 5 August 2014. The gathering was addressed by the President of the Friends of the Library, Vickie Chapman, and she was assisted in the unveiling by the Speaker, Hon Michael Atkinson. Frances Bedford presented the Library with an original Women’s Freedom League postcard depicting Muriel on behalf of the Muriel Matters Society. A copy of ‘Vanishing for the Vote’ written by Jill Liddington was also donated. The Society would like to give special thanks to Dr Coral Stanley for her help in establishing the ‘Muriel Matters Room’.


Frances Bedford and Steph Key in front of the donated postcard of Muriel.


The signage for the ‘Muriel Matters Room’.