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You Daughters of Freedom

15 Jun 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Supper Room| Town Hall

You Daughters of Freedom

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

What will a son of the west make of these Daughters of Freedom?

Elected member for Gellibrand and author of “Two Futures, Australia at a Critical Moment” Tim Watts, locks horns with award winning historian and author Clare Wright to discuss and discover if the lessons of the past improve the rights of the future for all Australians.

Full $20| Conc $18 | Early $15

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‘Clare Wright’s You Daughters of Freedom is the uplifting story of a time Australia led the world in including women in our democratic project. It is a reminder of our proud legacy and a clarion call for who we can be.’

Penny Wong

The book –

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.

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