The Eureka Stockade is one of Australia’s founding legends – but until now, it’s been based on a band of rebel men, defending their rights amidst a barrage of bullets.
Historian Clare Wright reveals there were thousands of women on the goldfields, and some inside the Eureka Stockade. She talks to Robyn Annear about history’s forgotten women. Who writes history? And how does that dictate who makes the main story, and who we relegate to the margins?
Best known for her books Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne and A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne, Robyn Annear is also the author of an unpublishable novel set in the city in 1893.
Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster.