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!
In December 2016 The Society was visited by Laurence and Grace Bell from the White Rock Hotel in Hastings. The Hotel is very close by Muriel’s Pelham Crescent home and the Secretary of The Society, Frances Bedford, was delighted to host them and give them a tour of South Australian Parliament. Laurence and Grace were… Continue reading The Society’s Friends from Hastings Visit Adelaide
In late August and early September 2016 the Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society, Frances Bedford, and Wendy Herbert visited the United Kingdom on a whirl wind tour promoting all things Muriel and suffrage! Read on for a few highlights of the trip… A real highlight was when Frances met with the Home Secretary of the… Continue reading The Muriel Matters Society UK Trip 2016!