Author(s): Clare Wright
The Eureka Stockade. The story is one of Australia's foundation legends, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there. What if the hot-tempered, free-wheeling gold miners we learnt about in school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? And what if there were women and children inside the Eureka Stockade, defending their rights while defending themselves against a barrage of bullets? As Clare Wright reveals, there were thousands of women on the goldfields and many of them were active in pivotal roles. The stories of how they arrived there, why they came and how they sustained themselves make for fascinating reading in their own right. But it is in the rebellion itself that the unbiddable women of Ballarat come into their own. Groundbreaking, absorbing, crucially important, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is the uncut story of the day the Australian people found their voice.
* Author will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide * High profile media launches in Melbourne and Ballarat * Author profiled in major broadsheet and tabloid newspapers such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun and Courier Mail * Extracts to be placed in glossy magazines such as Australian Women's Weekly and weekend newspaper supplements such as Weekend Australian magazine * Author to appear on ABC TV programs such as 7.30 and Q&A as well as commercial TV programs such as The Project and Weekend Sunrise * Author to be interviewed on ABC Radio National programs such as Late Night Live, local ABC radio such as Conversations with Jon Faine and commercial stations such as Gold FM * Widespread review coverage in all Australian and NZ newspapers * Widespread review coverage in specialist history publications such as Inside History * Limited number of chapter samplers available to the trade * Large-scale consumer marketing campaign, including airport lightwalls and broad print and online advertising * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR, Griffith Review, Crikey, the Monthly and on their associated websites * Huge online advertising campaign and promotions including giveaways on news websites such as the Age, Australian, Herald Sun, New Matilda and on Australian history and cultural websites, blogs and e-newsletters * Widespread street poster campaign throughout metropolitan Melbourne and Sydney * Advertising campaign with history teacher associations such as the HTAV, HTANSW, HTAQ, HTASA, HTAWA and AHA * Significant budget for bookseller Christmas catalogues * Author video to be available on Text's website, YouTube, the author website and on bookseller sites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Banner advertising on bookseller websites and e-newsletters * Feature title in Text newsletters and website * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and FB competitions * Reading Group Notes available for download at www.textpublishing.com.au
Clare Wright is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and is currently writing a four-part series to commemorate the centenary of WWI for ABC1. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children. clarewright.com.au