The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka OUT OF PRINT

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Text Publishing Company, Oct 23, 2013 - History - 512 pages

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.

What if the hot-tempered, free-wheeling gold miners we learnt about in school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? And what if there were women and children inside the Eureka Stockade, defending their rights while defending themselves against a barrage of bullets?

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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User Review  - lesleynicol - LibraryThing

The story of a very interesting time in Australia's history. Unfortunately I found this book heavy going and did not finish it. It seemed to be a very long book that rambled on and on and did not hold my interest. I have read much better accounts of this historical event. Read full review

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

It is to my discredit that I didn't really know the Eureka Story. Guess I missed studying it in my schooling in NSW and Qld. I did know there was some sort of uprising, and somehow had formed the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Clare Wright is a 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. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and is currently writing a four-part series to commemorate the centenary of WWI for ABC1. The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka won the 2014 Stella Prize. Clare lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children. clarewright.com.au

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