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!
Watch a clip of Mary Lee as she comes back to life! Lee looms large in the history of suffrage in South Australia. After being widowed in her 30s she emigrated from Ireland to Adelaide with her daughter. In her new life abroad she became very active in a variety of different political groups, including… Continue reading Mary Lee Comes to Life!
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