You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who Won the Vote and Inspired the World description
Clare Wright’s exuberant telling of the great feminist struggles of the late nineteenth century to win the vote is an exhilarating read. It tells the stories of five Australian suffragists, who, after their success in Australia, joined the ongoing campaign to extend democracy in Great Britain and secure women the vote. Passionate, generous and committed, these Australians fought courageously for a democratic future. Their inspiring story is appropriately celebrated in Clare’s impressive book.
Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author. Her book,The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and her most recent book is You Daughters of Freedom, about the Australian suffragette movement.
Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre. She is a previous Editor in Chief at Private Media, Director of the 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas and editor of Crikey.