After hugely successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe we are pleased to announce that a performance about Muriel’s life will now appear in London. ‘That Daring Australian Girl’ is written and performed by Joanne Hartstone, an accomplished creative and friend of The Society. Members of the UK Chapter of The Muriel… Continue reading That Daring Australian Girl – Two Special London Performances!
A feature story of Muriel Matters for the ‘History Listen’ was recently aired on ABC Radio National. The half hour show featured none other than Frances Bedford (the Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society Inc.), Associate Professor Clare Wright (author of You Daughters of Freedom), and Robert Wainwright (author of Miss Muriel Matters) among the interviewees. A… Continue reading Muriel on the Radio!
The Muriel Matters Society Inc. had their 2017-18 AGM on Sunday morning, 26 August 2018. It was well attended and members enjoyed the hospitality of the Seven Stars Hotel on Angas Street in the CBD. The Secretary of the Society, Frances Bedford MP, outlined the activities of the Society in the past year, oulined the… Continue reading Muriel Matters Society Inc. 2018 AGM
Members of the Muriel Matters Society Inc. will be saddened to hear of the recent passing of the prominent South Australian historian, Dr Helen Jones AM. Helen was well known around Australia for her research on South Australian women, and particularly on the history of the suffrage movement in this state. Frances Bedford MP,… Continue reading The Passing of Dr Helen Jones AM
Members of the Muriel Matters Society Inc. in Queensland will be pleased to know that “Dames & Daredevils for Democracy” – a play that brings Muriel Matters – and nine other vibrant, determined and forward thinking women – to life in a crucial period of Australian history. Originally written by a wonderful social historian and… Continue reading ‘Dames and Daredevils for Democracy’
Some recent news from Frances Bedford MP JP (Secretary of The Muriel Matters Society Inc.) while in Mount Gambier… It was wonderful today to meet the women of the Mt Gambier branch of Soroptimist at Generations in Jazz. President Pat (on the right) has been every year and boasts a 40 year membership of this… Continue reading Soroptimist Branch at Generations in Jazz!
This is a quick update for members who may find the following talk of interest (Muriel herself was a life-long pacifist). The South Australian Branch of the Medical Association for Prevention of War is holding a talk on Friday, 25 May at 7.15pm in the Adelaide CBD. The topic of the talk is ‘The Nuclear… Continue reading Medical Association for Prevention of War – Upcoming Talk