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The forgotten rebels of Eureka

Author: Clare Wright
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : The Text Publishing Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the Eureka rebellion may be one of modern Australias foundation myths, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there. As Clare Wright reveals, there were any number of women at large on the goldfields, many of them active in pivotal roles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Wright
ISBN: 9781922147370 1922147370 9781922182548 1922182540
OCLC Number: 846534387
Awards: Winner of Stella Prize 2014
Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Award: Australian History 2014
Short-listed for Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Book of the Year 2014
Long-listed for Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2014
Winner of Stella Prize 2014 (Australia)
Winner of Waverley Library Award for Literature 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for WA Premier's Book Awards 2014 (Australia)
Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards, University of Southern Queensland History Book Award 2014 (Australia)
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Contents: Preface --
Introduction: Dust and rattling bones --
Part one: Transitions. 1. A virgin country ; 2. Deliverance ; 3. Crossing the line ; 4. The road --
Part two: Transformations. 5. The gold diggers of '54 ; 6. Winners and losers ; 7. The winter of their discontent ; 8. Parting with my sex --
Part three: Transgressions. 9. Burning down the house ; 10. High camp ; 11. Crossing the line (Reprise) --
12. Bloody Sunday --
Conclusion: A day at the races --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Clare Wright.

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The story of the Eureka rebellion may be one of modern Australias foundation myths, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there. As Clare Wright reveals, there were any number of women at large on the goldfields, many of them active in pivotal roles.

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