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The story of how gold miners rebelled against British authority, beginning a process that would ultimately lead to democracy in Australia.
Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has
worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical
consultant and radio and television broadcaster.
Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes. It is published in a revised edition as We Are the Rebels, which was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for 2016. Her essays and journalism have been widely published.
Her work in other media includes the ABC-TV documentaries Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote and The War That Changed Us, as well as the podcast Shooting the Past, which is broadcast on ABC Radio National. Clare Wright is currently an Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and their three children. Kate Hosking is an Australian performer who has been narrating audiobooks for over 20 years. Her titles range from teenage fiction to adult non-fiction and everything in between. She is a musician, theatre performer and educator.
‘Immediately entrancing … Wright challenges the traditional view of
the stockade to create a much richer social history.’
‘Evokes the goldfields era vividly … brings to life the
experiences of so many young immigrants to Australia
in the 1850.'