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

Merry Christmas! Here is what Muriel was up to on this day in 1903…

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…

Video: SA Suffrage 125 Schools Competition

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

From the Newspapers – Muriel on this Day in 1908…

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…