Earlier in the year the Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society, Frances Bedford MP, talked with Jane Hartnell, the Director of Corporate Services and Governance at the Hastings Borough Council. They discussed all things Muriel – including her upbringing, political agitation, and life in Hastings. Underlining the conversation throughout is the ongoing importance of democracy… Continue reading Watch – An interview about all things Muriel!
On Sunday 2 December 2018 The Muriel Matters Society Inc. had its annual Christmas gathering. The enthusiastic team at the Seven Stars Hotel in Angas Street in the Adelaide CBD were kind enough to host us. The Secretary of The Society, Frances Bedford MP, informed the members of her recent trip to New Zealand and… Continue reading An MMS Christmas!
Dear Members, I quick reminder that The Muriel Matters Society Christmas get together is just around the corner! Here are all the details you need. It will be lovely to catch up for some Christmas cheer – see you all there!
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… Continue reading Elizabeth Webb Nicholls Comes to Life!
Update – Location Revealed! The street is so new it’s not yet on GoogleMaps but it can be found here with a quick search… Follow the purple dot below. The Society is pleased to announce that Muriel Matters will have a road named after her in the nation’s capital. The new Canberra suburb of Denman… Continue reading Muriel on the Map – Update, Location Revealed!
Watch a clip of Mary Lee as she comes back to life! Lee looms large in the history of suffrage in South Australia. After being widowed in her 30s she emigrated from Ireland to Adelaide with her daughter. In her new life abroad she became very active in a variety of different political groups, including… Continue reading Mary Lee Comes to Life!
The recent flurry of Muriel Matters being talked about on the radio continues! Robert Wainwright (author of ‘Miss Muriel Matters’) talked with Trevor Chappel on ABC Radio’s ‘Overnights’. Our very own Frances Bedford MP, Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society, also phoned in. The program was called ‘Muriel Matters: The Most Amazing Woman You’ve Never… Continue reading Muriel talked about on ‘Overnights’ with Trevor Chappel