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Clare Wright

CLARE WRIGHT is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. She has become well known for searching out the other side of history: highlighting women’s stories in the narratives we think we already know.

Clare’s 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 for Women’s Writing and has recently been published in a young adult edition, We are the Rebels.

On The Forgotten Rebls of Eureka:
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

‘Brilliantly researched and fun to read. An exhilarating new take on a story we thought we knew.’  -- Brenda Niall



Hear Clare Wright speaking about The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Watch an interview with Clare on ABC TV’s One Plus One

Clare Wright Program


6 March                              Epic Fail Talk
                                              Garden Hotel

7 March                              Epic Fail  Talk(International Women's Day Speech)
                                              Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou

                                              Knocking at the door or banging loudly to be heard(International Women's Day Speech)
                                              Consul-General's Residence

                                             Roundtable on writing for creative writing
                                             Sun Yat Sen University


8 March   14:30-16:00    Australian History
                                              Anhui University


9 March  14:30-16:00   Australian History
                                            East China Normal University

10 March  12:00-14:00  M on the Bund Literary Luncheon
                                              M on the Bund


12 March  10:00-11:00   Women's rights around the world

                    12:00-13:30  Mentor Walk - Clare Wright - A personal journey through unearthing female stories
                                              Capital M

                    18:00-19:30  Writing with and against history

14 March   16:00-18:00  Australian Studies Centre Symposium
                                              Peking University