The Muriel Matters Society’s Secretary, Frances Bedford, recently visited Tasmania on a whirlwind trip to promote the soon to be published monograph. She shared Muriel’s story with the Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, Hon. Sue Hickey MP, as well as the President of the Legislative Council, Hon. Craig Farrell MLC. Frances even had… Continue reading Muriel’s Tasmania! Theatre and Democracy Mingle on the Apple Isle
See below for information about the Dirigible Observance Day – our first event for 2020. It would be great to see everyone there!! Please RSVP to The Society if you are coming…
Muriel made an appearance in The Register on page 3 on the 29th December 1903. Here’s a report on what she did on Christmas night along with some of the other goings-on around her at Victor Harbour at the time: “VICTOR HARBOUR, December 28 – Miss Muriel Matters, assisted by Miss A. K. Porter recited… Continue reading Merry Christmas! Here is what Muriel was up to on this day in 1903…
Click below to view Highgate School’s winning entry into the South Australian Suffrage 125 Schools Competition that won the year 6 and 7 multimodal category. It’s great to see the struggle for female suffrage in South Australia being recreated by school-age students – costumes and all!! Congratulations to all the students and teachers involved in… Continue reading Video: SA Suffrage 125 Schools Competition
As part of the 125 year anniversary of female suffrage in South Australia, SA Parliament is re-enacting the 1894 debate on 18 December 2019 from 7-9.30pm. You can tune into the livestream while it is taking place, see below for information on how to do it!
Don’t forget about the upcoming MMS event. It’s that time of year where the Muriels get together for some Christmas cheer. Look at the invite below for all the details – please RSVP in advance. See you there!!
As part of the 125 year anniversary of female suffrage in South Australia, SA Parliament is re-enacting the 1894 debate on 18 December 2019 at 7pm. Given the limited seating capacity in the public galleries a live stream will be available for those wanting to follow it online. See below for all the details!
On 30 November 1908 The Scotsman published an article that includes mention to Muriel in court written soon after the grille protest… “THE SUFFRAGIST DEMONSTRATION AT WESTMINSTER SENTENCES FOR OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE. Mr Hopkins, the Magistrate at Westminster Police Court, was engaged yesterday in dealing with the cases arising out of Wednesday night’s raid on… Continue reading From the Newspapers – Muriel on this Day in 1908…
It was lovely to receive an envelope full of thank you’s from East Torrens Primary School after a recent visit by Frances Bedford MP. Frances used Muriel’s story to talk to the students about the importance of the vote and other hard-won democratic rights. Great to know another generation will know the impact of Muriel… Continue reading Thanks East Torrens Primary School!
We have several tasteful pieces of merchandise for sale here at The Society – badges, tea-towels, soaps and much more! One of our latest editions are the Quasquicentenary ‘Q’ Cards. These are a set of 12 cards that showcase the involvement of women in all aspects of life in the fight for equality. Bicycling, performance,… Continue reading The Quasquicentenary ‘Q’ Cards Series