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Clare Wright

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. Her groundbreaking second book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, which took ten years to research and write, won the 2014 Stella Prize.

Clare researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentaries Utopia Girls and The War that Changed Us. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.


Conversation: Friday essay: 60 years old, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions are one of our founding documents – so why don’t we know more about them?    
Conversation: Friday essay: masters of the future or heirs of the past? Mining, history and Indigenous ownership   
Guardian: Lest we forget: a pandemic isn't a war but our healthcare workers are heroes  

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  • You Daughters of Freedom
    You Daughters of Freedom
    Clare Wright
  • We Are the Rebels
    We Are the Rebels
    Clare Wright
  • Beyond the Ladies Lounge
    Beyond the Ladies Lounge
    Clare Wright
  • The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
    The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
    Clare Wright