Rebels and Trailblazers, Clare Wright talks to Alana Johnson

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What kind of women were the suffragettes? How did their own lives play out against the monumental achievement of these campaigners wining the vote for white women in 1902? Clare Wright talks about her latest book "You Daughters of Freedom" and what their role in history means for the Australian Nation.

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Monday 28 October 2019 06:00 pm until Monday 28 October 2019 07:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Christina Tait
Presented by:
Associate Professor Clare Wright
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

They were energetic and committed, and outraged by the tyranny of a system that excluded them from politics and power. What kind of women were the suffragettes? How did their own lives play out against this monumental achievement of wining the vote in 1902 for white women. Clare Wright, in conversation with Alana Johnson, talks about her latest book You Daughters of Freedom telling the story of that victory and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle, bringing to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world and the standard bearer for the progress in a shining new century.

You Daughters of Freedom will be available for purchase on the night

Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media. Clare holds a PhD in Australian Studies from the University of Melbourne and an MA in Public History from Monash University and is currently an Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University. The best-selling second book in her Democracy Trilogy, You Daughters of Freedom, which followed the 2013 Stella Prize winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, was published in October 2018. Clare hosts the ABC Radio National history series/podcast, Shooting the Past, and co-hosts the forthcoming LTU podcast Archive Fever.

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Alana Johnson is renowned public speaker and facilitator of conversations. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work in rural development, women’s advancement, leadership training and community activism. In 2014 she was named in the inaugural 100 Women of Agribusiness in Australia and in 2013 the inaugural 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Australian Financial Review. Alana was the Victorian Rural Women’s Award winner for 2010 and Australian runner up. She has appeared on the ABC television Q+A panel and features in Women’s Word of Wisdom, launched by the Governor General at the International Women’s Day 100th anniversary celebrations at Government House

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