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?
Clare Wright is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster.
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. (rodneyvc)