The MMS donated part of the proceeds from the encore screening of ‘Suffragette’ to the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service and has been acknowledged on the board inside the new facilities, now part of Women’s Safety Services SA. Congratulations to all involved for finishing this project and for all you do in the community! For… Continue reading The MMS helps the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service
The Centre of Democracy (CoD) opened for the first time last Wednesday on 24 May 2017. It houses a number of important artefacts relating to the development of democracy in South Australia. From Don Dunstan’s pink shorts to a miniature portrait of Catherine Helen Spence there is plenty to see. Some ephemera from the Muriel Matters Society’s collection also figures… Continue reading Opening of the Centre of Democracy
The Muriel Matters Society hosted Robert Wainwright, the author of the biography ‘Miss Muriel Matters’ at the Hetzel Theatre at the State Library of South Australia on Thursday. Members enjoyed a wonderful spread of food and drink throughout the event as the author signed books and mingled with those in attendance. Robert gave a talk about Muriel’s upbringing… Continue reading ‘Miss Muriel Matters’ – MMS Adelaide Book Launch
On Sunday morning, 26 February 2017, The Muriel Matters Society visited The City of Adelaide Clipper Ship at Port Adelaide. Around thirty members gathered for a tour of the ship and all enjoyed learning a little more about this fascinating aspect of Australian maritime history. The oldest surviving clipper ship in the world, approximately 250,000 Australians can trace… Continue reading The City of Adelaide Clipper Ship
The Muriel Matters Society Inc. was invited to join this year’s Adelaide Fringe Opening Parade! The Society’s Secretary, Frances Bedford, played Muriel on a lively float that depicted her 1909 balloon protest in London. Members of The Society walked alongside the float wearing white outfits with homemade sashes similar to those used by the suffragists… Continue reading 2017 Adelaide Fringe Opening Parade
On Sunday, 12 February 2017, The Muriel Matters Society opened a walk named in Muriel’s honour in Bowden, on the fringe of the Adelaide Parklands. A number of members were present as the Secretary of The Society, Frances Bedford MP, officially revealed the sign alongside other prominent Members, such as Jane Lomax-Smith and Collette Snowden.… Continue reading Opening of Muriel Matters Walk in Bowden
The Society is delighted to announce that the Hastings Borough Council offices have been renamed Muriel Matters House! As early as 1908 Muriel agitated in favour of women’s suffrage in the area and ran unsuccessfully as the Labour Candidate for the seat of Hastings at the 1924 election. Muriel lived with her husband there from the… Continue reading Hastings Borough Council Offices Renamed Muriel Matters House!