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Description - Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans by Clare Wright

Clare Wright's award-winning research challenges the myth that the Australian pub is a maledomain, revealing the enduring and dynamic presence of female publicans behind the bar. Wright takes the reader on a pub crawl through this history- from Sarah Bird, the 27-year-old convictwho was Australia's first female licensee, to Big Poll the Grog Seller, the miners' darling on thegoldfields, to Cheryl Barassi and Dawn Fraser in recent years.
Handsomely illustrated and weaving oral history interviews, archival sources, folk songs, bushballads and other popular literature throughout the narrative, this groundbreaking book exposesthe remarkable visibility and dominance of women in Austalian hotel-keeping culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922182579
ISBN-10: 1922182575
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Clare Wright

Clare Wright is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim and her second, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC TV documentary Utopia Girls and is the co-writer of the four-part series The War That Changed Us which screened on ABC1.

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