You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World

You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World

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by Clare Wright
15 NOV 2018

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Pub Date: 15 November 2018
Extent: 432pp
Format: Paperback
ISBN9781925603934
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For the ten years from 1902, when Australia’s suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration.

Clare Wright’s epic new history tells the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle—through the eyes of five remarkable players: the redoubtable Vida Goldstein, the flamboyant Nellie Martel, indomitable Dora Montefiore, daring Muriel Matters, and artist Dora Meeson Coates, who painted the controversial Australian banner carried in the British suffragettes’ monster marches of 1908 and 1911.

Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka retold one of Australia’s foundation stories from a fresh new perspective. With You Daughters of Freedom she brings to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world—and the standard bearer for progress in a shining new century.

PRAISE FOR CLARE WRIGHT

‘Immediately entrancing.’ Guardian on The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

‘A timely corrective to an exclusively masculinist telling of our national legend.’ Nadia Wheatley, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society on The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

‘A career-defining work of scholarship and storytelling.’ The Conversation on The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka