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Clare Wright’s award-winning study of the women who took part in Australia's most celebrated rebellion, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, is now available in an abridged edition for teenage readers. We are the rebels now gives younger readers the chance to learn about the thousands of women who made up the cultural fabric of Victoria's goldfields; women who were, until now, largely obscured from history. It also offers fresh insights into one of the most fascinating moments in Australian history. The book is now available through Text Publishing.

Shortlist 2016

Praise

"This is a fascinating book for teens that captures the essence of the times while never once feeling like a dry history book." - Readings

"Not only has [Clare Wright’s] research shown that women were working alongside the male miners as shopkeepers, laundresses, housekeepers and prostitutes—often as the primary breadwinner—it enabled Wright to resurrect some “extraordinary” female characters who were leaders in the movement."- AEU News

"Whether you enjoy lively stories about goldfields, women’s history, colonial attitudes or workers’ civil rights, there’s something for everyone in this freshly researched and colourfully told account." -NZ Listener

"This is a valuable addition to the topic of Australian history. It should find its place in schools and in the hands of not just young women who want to understand our past, but should be enjoyed by all readers." -Magpies

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