Clare Wright’s groundbreaking new history of the Eureka Stockade has won the 2014 Stella Prize.
The Stella Prize aims to recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature. The first Stella Prize was awarded in 2013.
Clare donated ten per cent of her $50,000 prize to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and her local school Northcote High to fund an annual students' award, the Eureka Prize for Women’s History.
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka tells the full story of one of Australia’s foundation legends, with the women of Eureka elevated to their deserved position in the nation’s history.