Miss Muriel Matters

Miss Muriel Matters

The Fearless Suffragist who Fought for Equality

Paperback384pp Illustrated197x127mm

9781760632687     Product Code: 508616

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Muriel Matters (1877–1969), ‘that daring Australian girl’ who chained herself to a grille in Parliament and demanded votes for women, dedicated her life to campaigning for social reform. This biography reveals the lengths the former actress and executive of the Women’s Freedom League went to for causes including prison reform, Montessori schools and help for the poor. Her direct action ranged from attending demonstrations to boarding an airship in 1909 to drop leaflets onto Edward VII’s carriage. 

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