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…
It was lovely to receive an envelope full of thank you’s from East Torrens Primary School after a recent visit by Frances Bedford MP. Frances used Muriel’s story to talk to the students about the importance of the vote and other hard-won democratic rights. Great to know another generation will know the impact of Muriel… Continue reading Thanks East Torrens Primary School!
We have several tasteful pieces of merchandise for sale here at The Society – badges, tea-towels, soaps and much more! One of our latest editions are the Quasquicentenary ‘Q’ Cards. These are a set of 12 cards that showcase the involvement of women in all aspects of life in the fight for equality. Bicycling, performance,… Continue reading The Quasquicentenary ‘Q’ Cards Series
Members and friends of the Muriel Matters Society Inc. in Adelaide may find the following event of interest. Run by the team at the Feminist Writers Festival. Clare Wright, Denise George, Manal Younus, Rosemary Wanganeen and others will discuss 125 years of female suffrage, democracy and feminism. It will take place in the Hetzel Room… Continue reading Feminism and Democracy – Then and Now
It has been a busy time for the Muriel Matters Society Inc. with a number of different events running in November all tied into the 125 celebrations for female suffrage in South Australia. For those who couldn’t make it here are some pictures and a recap to keep you up to date… 1. MMS 10th… Continue reading An Update on Recent MMS Happenings!
Muriel passed away in Hastings aged 92 on 17 November 1969 after a long and fulfilling life. The Muriel Matters Society Inc. will host an event at Muriel’s Mural in the Adelaide CBD to mark 50 years since her death. See below for all the details…
What a wonderful decade it has been for the Muriel Matters Society! Why not come and join us for an afternoon tea at the WCTU Tea Rooms to celebrate? An RSVP via phone or email is essential for catering purposes. See below for all the details – see you there!