Between 2003 and 2004, Clare presented a regular history segment on 774 ABC Melbourne Evenings with Derek Guille. She also guest presented several history spots on 702 ABC Sydney with James Valentine. Clare is a regular co-host on 774 ABC Melbourne's The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine. Clare’s research has featured in several radio documentaries broadcast on Radio National and she is frequently asked for comment or historical context on current affairs on radio stations across Australia.

Selected Interviews

"Clare Wright talks ‘Birth Of A Nation’” RRR News, 4 March 2016.

“Australian suffragettes lead the way” Life Matters ABC RN, 3 February 2016.

“Historian Clare Wright on the forgotten women in Australian history” Midday with Margaret Throsby ABC Classic FM, 23 September 2015. Also available here.

Pouring a beer and dishing out advice, female publicans have long been a drawcard for many pub goers‘, ABC RN, 29 October 2014.

“Dr Clare Wright awarded 2014 Stella Prize”, ABC RN, 30 April 2014.

‘Drawing Room: Dr Clare Wright and Rachel Woodlock’, ABC RN, 13 June 2012.

'Remembering Eureka',ABC RN In the National Interest, 28 November 2004


Writer/presenter, Shooting the Past, 8-part radio and podcast series, Radio National, first episode to air 14 July 2017

“How to drink beer: 100 years of liquor licence laws” ABC RN Life Matters, 8 June 2016.

“Australian suffragettes lead the way”ABC RN Life Matters, 3 February 2016.

“Australian history in seven questions” ABC RN The Drawing Room, 28 July 2014.

“Queens of Harlotry: sex, power and moral panic in 19th century Melbourne” ABC RN Hindsight, 25 September 2011.

“A Movie Maker in Your Back Pocket,”ABC RN Artworks, 1 August 2010

“Australia Drinks Part 1: Six O’Clock Closing,ABC RN Hindsight, 7 December 2003

“Australia Drinks Part 2: Beyond the Ladies LoungeABC RN Hindsight, 14 December 2003, repeated 24 February 2008,

“Eureka 1854-2004: Reappraising an Australian LegendABC RN Hindsight 5 December 2004,

“Eureka’s Women: Mining for Hidden HistoriesABC RN Perspective 5 April 2004

The Conversation Hour

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"Putting the 'History Wars' behind them, Tom Keneally and Geoffrey Blainey chat with Clare Wright"ABC Melbourne, 18 November 2016

"History: How do we decide what to remember? Can we choose what to forget?"ABC Melbourne, 11 July 2016

"Laughing in the face of bigotry and repression", ABC Melbourne, 20 June 2016

"Growing up with a Vietnam Veteran Father, and going off-grid", ABC Melbourne, 11 April 2016

“Reading your own ASIO file, and writing about your family” ABC Melbourne, 12 June 2014.

“Nuclear testing and natural disasters” ABC Melbourne, 28 August 2014

“Australian history revisited.” ABC Melbourne, 7 November 2013

“Histories, revolutions and retribution from the 17th to the 21st century.” ABC Melbourne, 23 July 2012

“Trail blazers in music and global democracy.” ABC Melbourne, 5 June 2012