The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
The Eureka Stockade. Its one of Australia's foundation legends - yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot - tempered, free spirited gold miners we learned about at school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? What if there were actually women and children right there beside them, inside the Stockade, when the bullets started to fly? And how do the answers change what we thought we knew about the so called 'birth of Australian democracy'.
Who, in fact, were the midwives to that precious delivery?
Ten years in the research and writing, irrepressibly bold, entertaining and often irreverent in style, Clare Wrights The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women who made the Eureka legend a story for us all.