Muriel Matters London Book Launch

Muriel Matters London Book Launch

13th September 2017
5:45pm to 7:30pm

Allen & Unwin and the Britain-Australia Society are pleased to invite you to join them for a conversation between

Nicola Downer AM and Robert Wainwright

to celebrate the publication of 

Miss Muriel Matters: The Fearless Suffragist who Fought for Equality

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This is the London launch of Robert Wainwright’s new book on the astonishing life of Australian suffragette Muriel Matters.

About Muriel Matters
In 1908 Muriel Matters, known as ‘that daring Australian girl’, chained herself to an iron grille in the House of Commons to demand votes for women, thus becoming the first woman to make a speech in the House. The following year she made headlines around the world when she took to the sky over the Houses of Parliament in an airship emblazoned with ‘Votes for Women’.

A trailblazer in the suffrage movement, Muriel toured England in a horse-drawn caravan to promote the cause. But feminism was just one of her passions: Muriel’s zeal for social change also saw her run for Parliament, campaign for prison reform, promote Maria Montessori’s teaching methods and defend the poor.

In this inspiring and long-overdue biography, bestselling author Robert Wainwright introduces us to an intelligent, spirited and brave woman who fought tirelessly for others in a world far from equal.

About Robert Wainwright

Robert Wainwright has worked as a journalist for 30 years and is the author of eleven books, including Sheila and The Maverick Mountaineer, which won The Times Biography of the Year prize at the 2017 Cross British Sports Book Awards. He lives in London.

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