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!
2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Prince Alfred’s visit to Adelaide in 1867. On 12 November, The Victoriana Society of South Australia is hosting a luncheon at the Adelaide Town Hall with re-enactments of toasts, speeches and musical performances from his actual visit. Members are encouraged to attend! See the flyer for more information and… Continue reading The Victoriana Society of SA’s 2017 Luncheon!
‘Muriel Matters’ attended the History Teacher’s Association Conference on Friday at Adelaide University. It’s great to see history remains such an important area for so many dedicated teachers and speaking at a workshop gave me the opportunity to reinforce Muriel’s role in the UK Suffragist movement. Being born in SA in 1877, Muriel benefited from the… Continue reading ‘Muriel Matters’ at the History Teacher’s Association Conference
On Sunday morning, 13 August 2017, members of The Muriel Matters Society met in the Chapel Building of the Migration Museum just off Kintore Avenue in the Adelaide CBD. The Society’s President, Robin Matters, and Secretary, Frances Bedford MP, conducted the AGM. The 2016-17 financial report and correspondence was discussed by those members present. Frances… Continue reading The Muriel Matters Society Inc. AGM 2017
Rarely do we have the opportunity to experience the art and repertoire of Muriel’s time, but July has seen two such occasions. Photos from ‘A Doll’s House’ Prior to opening night, Muriel/Frances visited the cast of The State Theatre’s ‘A Doll’s House’ in the Dunstan Playhouse at the Festival Centre. This new adaptation by Elena… Continue reading Muriel’s Art in the 21st Century!
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