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Description - The Forgotten Rebels Of Eureka by Clare Wright

Winner of the 2014 Stella Prize It's one of Australia's foundation legends - yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited gold miners we learned about at school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? What if there were women and children right there beside them, inside the Stockade, when the bullets started to fly? And how do the answers to these questions change what we thought we knew about the so-called 'birth of Australian democracy'? Who, in fact, were the midwives to that precious delivery? Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat - women who made Eureka a story for us all. 'A rare and irresistible combination of impeccable scholarship with a lively, warm, engaging narrative voice.' Stella Prize committee

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922182548
ISBN-10: 1922182540
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 540
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publish Date: 8-May-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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The Eureka Stockade. The story is one of Australia's foundation legends, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there. As Clare Wright reveals, there were thousands of women on the goldfields and many of them were active in pivotal roles. The stories of how they arrived there, why they came and how they sustained themselves make for fascinating reading in their own right. But it is in the rebellion itself that the unbiddable women of Ballarat come into their own. Groundbreaking, absorbing, crucially important—THE FORGOTTEN REBELS OF EUREKA is the uncut story of the day the Australian people found their voice.


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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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