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
Update – Location Revealed! The street is so new it’s not yet on GoogleMaps but it can be found here with a quick search… Follow the purple dot below. 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… Continue reading Muriel on the Map – Update, Location Revealed!
Come hear all about Adelaide’s daring girl – Muriel Matters (b.1877-d.1969) from Frances Bedford MP, Secretary of the Muriel Matters Society Inc. and Polly Dance, Curator of the City Libraries History Hub exhibition ‘The Story of Muriel Matters’. Muriel Matters was a renowned suffragist known for her ‘hat trick’ of firsts – the world’s first… Continue reading ‘Why does Muriel Matter?’ – Free Talk at Adelaide City Library!
After hugely successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh Fringe we are pleased to announce that a performance about Muriel’s life will now appear in London. ‘That Daring Australian Girl’ is written and performed by Joanne Hartstone, an accomplished creative and friend of The Society. Members of the UK Chapter of The Muriel… Continue reading That Daring Australian Girl – Two Special London Performances!