It’s Fringe time in Adelaide! Anyone out and about knows that there is a certain buzz in the city this time of year. Creating some of this excitment is ‘A Soapbox for Democracy’ on North Terrace (held outside of the Institute Building) where you can listen to the views of South Australia’s most famous female activists. Mary Lee,… Continue reading Fringe Time!! A Soapbox for Democracy Continues…
The wonderful Clare Wright appeared recently on ABC Conversations with Hamish Macdonald to talk all things Muriel Matters and the suffrage movement more generally. Clare is known for re-inserting the role of women into Australia’s history, a project that has continued with the recent publication of You Daughters of Freedom through Text Publishing. The full… Continue reading ‘The Marvellous Miss Matters’ – Clare Wright on ABC Conversations (Listen)
What better way to kick off Fringe opening night than to gather round the soapbox to see a re-enactment of Mary Lee speak on North Terrace. Lee was the inaugural secretary of the Women’s Suffrage League and instrumental in helping women attain the vote in South Australia 125 years ago in 1894. Members are invited… Continue reading ‘A Suffrage Soapbox’ and Nibbles – MMS Event This Friday (15/2)!
The Muriel Matters Society Inc. and Joanne Hartstone present ‘A Suffrage Soapbox’ for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe!! Celebrating 125 years since South Australian women won the right to vote, three suffragists from last year’s award winning ‘A SOAPBOX FOR DEMOCRACY’ return to North Tce to remind us why democracy matters! Join the leading figures of… Continue reading A Suffrage Soapbox – 2019 Fringe (FREE EVENT)
#March4Women was a roaring success last year as women (and men!) in London gathered to lobby for gender equality – just as the suffragettes and suffragists did 100 years earlier. It is set to kick off again in March 2019 and we encourage our UK members to get involved. For further information about the event/s planned… Continue reading UK Members – #March4Women 2019
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!