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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka


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* Author will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide * High profile media launches in Melbourne and Ballarat * Author profiled in major broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun and Courier Mail * Extracts to be placed in glossy magazines such as Australian Women's Weekly and weekend newspaper supplements such as Weekend Australian magazine * Author to appear on ABC TV programs such as 7.30 and Q&A as well as commercial TV programs such as The Project and Weekend Sunrise * Author to be interviewed on ABC Radio National programs such as Late Night Live, local ABC radio such as Conversations with Jon Faine and commercial stations such as Gold FM * Widespread review coverage in all Australian and NZ newspapers * Widespread review coverage in specialist history publications such as Inside History * Limited number of chapter samplers available to the trade * Large-scale consumer marketing campaign, including airport lightwalls and broad print and online advertising * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR, Griffith Review, Crikey, the Monthly and on their associated websites * Huge online advertising campaign and promotions including giveaways on news websites such as the Age, Australian, Herald Sun, New Matilda and on Australian history and cultural websites, blogs and e-newsletters * Widespread street poster campaign throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Sydney * Advertising campaign with history teacher associations such as the HTAV, HTANSW, HTAQ, HTASA, HTAWA and AHA * Significant budget for bookseller Christmas catalogues * Author video to be available on Text's website, YouTube, the author website and on bookseller sites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Banner advertising on bookseller websites and e-newsletters * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and FB competitions * Reading Group Notes available for download at www.textpublishing.com.au

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'This is a wonderful book. At last an Australian foundation story where women are not only found, but are found to have played a fundamental role.' -- Chris Masters 'Brilliantly researched and fun to read. An exhilarating new take on a story we thought we knew.' -- Brenda Niall 'Fascinating revelations. Beautifully told.' -- Peter FitzSimons 'Lively, incisive and timely, Clare Wright's account of the role of women in the Eureka Stockade is an engrossing read. Assembling a tapestry of voices that vividly illuminate the hardscrabble lives endured on Ballarat's muddy goldfields, this excellent book reveals a concealed facet of one of Australia's most famous incidences of colonial rebellion. For once, Peter Lalor isn't the hero: it's the women who are placed front and centre...The Forgotten Rebels links the actions of its heroines to the later fight for female suffrage, and will be of strong relevance to a contemporary female audience. Comprehensive and full of colour, this book will also be essential reading for devotees of Australian history.' Bookseller and Publisher 'The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka offers us a full cast of flesh-and-blood women who belong in any telling of the Eureka story, and in any account of Australian goldfields life.' -- Robyn Annear Monthly 'Clare Wright's revisionary history of the Eureka stockade is immediately entrancing. A social history of the Ballarat goldfields in Victoria circa 1854, it recreates the landscape as one of bustling domesticity, commerce, theatre and constantly shifting authority. It is a far cry from the stories and images of my school history books which portrayed a shanty town of tents and men.' Guardian 'Beautifully written, her book takes readers on a vivid journey of what life was like for the families of the miners, merchants, prostitutes and police in a landscape that had been totally annihilated by the race to dig up gold...It's a great story.' Courier Mail 'This history is based on impeccable research...The book makes a strong case for the forgotten rebels of Eureka, and it brings to life the experiences of so many young immigrants to Australia in the 1850s. It has been handsomely produced with illustrations, detailed references and index, making it an excellent addition to libraries. Women, in particular, will enjoy this refreshing new look at Eureka, that champions the female role in the development of Australian democracy.' Sydney Morning Herald/Saturday Age 'Fascinating.' Irish Echo 'With her new book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, historian Dr. Clare Wright has taken a huge step towards a more truthful examination of the Stockade and its players...What this book does is lay down a new way for women...to view themselves, and for all of us to understand our past through truth rather than reliance on myth.' King's Tribune 'A must-have book to add to your collection. Comprehensively researched, throughly illuminating account of the hardships, highlights and the sheer determination of the women of Eureka that shaped our national consciousness.' -- Nicole Maher, Great Escape Books 'Not only has [Clare Wright's] research shown that women were working alongside the male miners as shopkeepers, laundresses, housekeepers and prostitutes-often as the primary breadwinner-it enabled Wright to resurrect some "extraordinary" female characters who were leaders in the movement.' AEU News 'Whether you enjoy lively stories about goldfields, women's history, colonial attitudes or workers' civil rights, there's something for everyone in this freshly researched and colourfully told account.' NZ Listener 'Extraordinary...There is so much to be learned from her prodigality of content...not just about the role of women of women in Eureka and on the goldfields...but also about Australian society.' Australian Book Review As Wright points out, for too long Eureka has been a masculine myth. Women's presence has never been fully explored. Indeed, their absence has been assumed. Her work fills an enormous gap. Furthermore, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka supports her claim that women's presence does not just add colour to the picture, it changes the very outline.' Weekend Australian 'In The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka [Wright] presents a refreshing take on the 1854 rebellion, by sharing the untold stories of the men, women and children who were there.' Walkley Magazine

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