How Muriel Matters Became a Suffragist

Muriel perfecting the spoken word (MMS Collection, 1908 WFL postcard)

An illustrated interlude on how South Australia becoming the first place in the world to grant women dual suffrage in 1894 led to an Adelaide girl being the first woman to 'speak' in the House of Commons and take flight as the first aeronautical protester. The life of Muriel Matters, whose family were closely involved in the formation of the Women's Suffrage League, could never have evolved had she not spent her formative years in Adelaide. Learn how everything was connected and why her use of a leather belt and chains was pivotal in winning the vote for UK women.

Bookings essential by phone/email.

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Event Details

Finished

Venue information

  • Bookings required

  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Talk

Dates and times

Tue 7 May, 10.30-11.30am & Mon 20 May, 1.30-2.30pm

Location

Parliament House, Centre Hall, North Tce, Adelaide

Cost

Free

Booking

Bookings essential by phone/email.

Contact

Wendy Herbert
0437 656 700
murielmatterssociety [at] gmail.com

Event capacity

30

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