The humble commemorative tea towel has had a resurgence in recent times. They make a lovely gift idea anytime of the year (Mother’s Day is coming up!) or for your shoebox of memorabilia… We have the 2020 tea towel in stock to celebrate 10 years since the theatrical performance of the play Why Muriel Matters!… Continue reading Muriel Tea Towels – A Reminder of Radical Activism!
How wonderful! Going through our collection we were reminded of this gem: The card appears as part of suffrage themed game that was the brainchild of Naomi Paxton. You can learn more about the backstory to the game’s creation on her website (click here). Muriel appears alongside other members of the British suffrage movement like… Continue reading ‘The High Flyer’: A Muriel Playing Card!
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
With ANZAC Day approaching we start to remind ourselves of those men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices for the safety and wellbeing of all Australians. One of those people who paid the ultimate price in World War I was a younger brother of Muriel Matters named Charles Adams Matters. Charles was born in… Continue reading Remembering Charles Adams Matters (1885-1915)
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…
The Muriel Matters Society Inc. has launched its new tea towel! For the occasion The Society got together at the Bridgeway Hotel in Pooraka over tea and coffee – a balloon themed cake was served for afternoon tea. The new tea towel celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the performance of The Society’s play ‘Why Muriel… Continue reading The 2020 MMS Tea Towel is Now Available!
A quick reminder that the Dirigible Observance Day Event and 5th Tea Towel Launch is taking place tomorrow at the Bridgeway Hotel. We would love to see you there! See below for all the details.
Here’s an article about Muriel published on this day in 1909 by the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. It reveals more about the agitation of the ‘grille girl’ in Liverpool for female suffrage… THE “GRILLE” HEROINE SUFFRAGETTES IN A STOCK EXCHANGE The habitues of the Liverpool Exchange flags were startled yesterday by an incursion… Continue reading The Grille Girl in 1909
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…