Members will know Robert Wainwright as the author of ‘Miss Muriel Matters’ a book-length biography of the Adelaide-born suffragist. You will have the chance to see Robert speak at The Commonwealth Club of Adelaide in a talk entitled ‘Why Muriel Matters and Still Does’. With Robert’s years of experience as a public speaker, journalist and… Continue reading Author Robert Wainwright to Speak in Adelaide on Muriel
As many members know from the recent newsletter, The Muriel Matters Society Inc. is involved in the Centre of Democracy’s ‘Soapbox for Democracy’ that will be operating on North Terrace during the Fringe in 2018. Following in the footsteps of politicians from all periods, key figures from South Australian history will appear on a soapbox… Continue reading The Society Needs You!! Volunteers Wanted
The Society would like to thank Claire Foxton for her wonderful mural of Muriel! Claire is an accomplished artist and designer – for more of her work click here. Her work can be viewed in Dawkins Place, just off Frome Road in the Adelaide CBD. A time-lapse of the project, completed in January 2018 The… Continue reading Muriel’s Mural!
The 2018 Adelaide Fringe will see a fabulous depiction of the life of Muriel Matters by friend of the Society, Joanne Hartstone. Joanne is an accomplished performer, producer, playwright and director who has been involved in a wide variety of acclaimed theatre productions in recent years. The dramatization of Muriel’s life promises to be very… Continue reading ‘That Daring Australian Girl’ – A Muriel Matters Fringe Theatre Production
2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918) that granted partial voting rights for British women, something Muriel fought very hard to achieve. There are many things planned in the UK to celebrate this occasion and, for Muriel Matters Society members in the UK, it is well worth bookmarking the website… Continue reading UK Members – Vote 100 Events in 2018
Seeds of Affinity is a South Australian organisation that helps women transition to life in the community after spending time in prison. The organisation is hosting a movie fundraiser in collaboration with UniSA at 3pm, 9 December 2017, at The Regal Theatre in Kensington Park. For more information and ticketing prices see the flyer. The movie being… Continue reading Seeds of Affinity Movie Fundraiser
The Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society, Frances Bedford, had a short but busy visit to the UK in early September 2017. There were many highlights over the week. Frances met with Stephen Spence and Ben Waters who are both involved in the Muriel Matters Society in the UK. Nicola Wright at the Women’s Library… Continue reading UK Trip 2017 Highlights!