Elizabeth Webb Nicholls Comes to Life!

Watch a clip of Elizabeth Webb Nicholls come back to life! Born on Rundle Street in Adelaide, later in life she became the President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. She was heavily involved in the fight to get women the vote in South Australia, notably by gathering signatures for the 1894 suffrage petition to parliament. 

As part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, The Muriel Matters Society Inc. was involved in initiating the very successful ‘A Soapbox for Democracy’. It was produced by the wonderful Joanne Hartstone (who also doubled as the person who played Elizabeth Webb Nicholls in the clip!) , in association with the Centre of Democracy. Thanks to Peter Tee and his team for filming the session! Stay posted for more clips in the coming weeks of different figures…

If you want to know more about Elizabeth Webb Nicholls (1853-1943) her entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography is a good place to start.