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Rebels and Trailblazers, Clare Wright talks to Alana Johnson

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Clare Wright talks about her latest book You Daughters of Freedom and the role of the suffragettes who won the vote for women in 1902.

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PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GREATER SHEPPARTON WOMEN'S CHARTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GSWCAC)

...breaking news (13/9) Assoc Prof Clare Wright has been shortlisted for a Prime Minister’s literary prize (history) for You Daughters of Freedom

5:30pm pre-lecture drinks, for 6:00pm-7:00pm

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 winning 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.

Read more about Clare: https://www.clarewright.com.au/about

Alana Johnson is a renowned public speaker and facilitator of conversations. She is recognised for her work in rural development, gender equality and community activism. Alana is the Chair of the Victorian Women's Trust, a member of the Victorian Ministerial Council for Women's Equality and a co founder and past President of Voices for Indi. In 2018 Alana was inducted to the Victorian Women's Honour Roll, was named in the inaugural 100 Women of Influence in Australia and has been Victorian Rural Woman of the Year and national runnerup . A graduate of La Trobe University, Alana lives near Benalla in NE Victoria.

Read more about Alana: http://www.alanajohnson.com.au/ and https://www.vwt.org.au/people/alana-johnson-2/

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