Text Publishing invites you to celebrate the publication of:
“The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka” by Clare Wright is being launched at the prestigious Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) on Saturday 26 October, 11am – 1.00pm.
The event will be launched by Barry Jones
11.00am – 1.00pm
Saturday 26 October
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
102 Stawell St South
Ballarat VIC 3350
With a special performance by Damian Howard
About “The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka”:
The Eureka Stockade. The story is one of Australia’s foundation legends, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there.
What if the hot-tempered, free-wheeling gold miners we learnt about in school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? And what if there were women and children inside the Eureka Stockade, defending their rights while defending themselves against a barrage of bullets?
As Clare Wright reveals, there were thousands of women on the goldfields and many of them were active in pivotal roles. The stories of how they arrived there, why they came and how they sustained themselves make for fascinating reading in their own right. But it is in the rebellion itself that the unbiddable women of Ballarat come into their own.
Groundbreaking, absorbing, crucially important—The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the uncut story of the day the Australian people found their voice.
‘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