The recent flurry of Muriel Matters being talked about on the radio continues! Robert Wainwright (author of ‘Miss Muriel Matters’) talked with Trevor Chappel on ABC Radio’s ‘Overnights’. Our very own Frances Bedford MP, Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society, also phoned in. The program was called ‘Muriel Matters: The Most Amazing Woman You’ve Never… Continue reading Muriel talked about on ‘Overnights’ with Trevor Chappel
Dr Clare Wright’s recent release You Daughters of Freedom tells the story of Australian democracy through the eyes of remarkable women, including our very own Muriel Matters. She recently talked to Phillip Adams on ABC RN’s Late Night Live about Muriel and other female political pioneers. Click the link below to listen to this fascinating conversation.… Continue reading Phillip Adams and Claire Wright Talk Muriel and Other Australian ‘Female Political Pioneers’
Watch a clip of Catherine Helen Spence come back to life! Spence is, without doubt, one of South Australia’s most famous women – even making it onto the five dollar note at one point. Born in Scotland in 1825 she is most remembered for her tireless advocacy in favour of granting suffrage to South Australian women.… Continue reading Catherine Helen Spence Comes to Life!
Dr Clare Wright is an author and academic who is well known for her The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. Her most recent release You Daughters of Freedom tells the story of Australian democracy through the eyes of remarkable Australian women, including our very own Muriel Matters. There are two events with Dr Wright taking place… Continue reading Dr Clare Wright – Two Adelaide Events!
On 19 September 1893 an Act of New Zealand Parliament was passed that gave women the right to vote at elections – making them the first self-governing country in the world to do so. It was a decision that allowed women a voice in how their lives were governed and changed the face of their… Continue reading 125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand
Helen Pankhurst, close friend of The Muriel Matters Society Inc., was recently involved in a re-creation of the window smashing campaign by the early suffragettes. Over a century ago, the Women’s Social and Political Union used window smashing in London, as well as a whole host of other militant tactics, to secure suffrage for the… Continue reading Window Smashing in London
The Society is pleased to announce that Muriel Matters will have a road named after her in the nation’s capital. The new Canberra suburb of Denman Prospect will feature a ‘Matters Street’ in line with their street-naming theme centred around of ‘Activism and Reform’. Soon you will be able to search for Matters Street in the ACT database (http://app.actmapi.act.gov.au/actmapi/index.html?viewer=pn),… Continue reading Muriel on the Map