‘A Standard to Live By’: Violet Tillard and the Russian Famine

Leon Trotsky was considered, in 1922 at least, to be the second most powerful man in the Soviet Union when he chanced upon the name ‘Violet Tillard’ in the obituaries of a local newspaper. In a speech delivered in March 1922 he invoked Tillard’s ‘humanity and inner nobility’ at a time of profound suffering when… Continue reading ‘A Standard to Live By’: Violet Tillard and the Russian Famine

International Women’s Day 2020! Learn about some women who made a difference…

International Women’s Day is a reminder to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements – both big and small – of women all over the world. The Muriel Matters Society Inc. recently acquired a set of Women’s Freedom League postcards depicting three women who certainly made a difference to the lives of the women around them –… Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020! Learn about some women who made a difference…

Muriel’s Tasmania! Theatre and Democracy Mingle on the Apple Isle

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