The Eureka Stockade is one of Australia’s founding legends – but until now, it’s been based on a band of rebel men, defending their rights amidst a barrage of bullets.
Historian Clare Wright reveals there were thousands of women on the goldfields, and some inside the Eureka Stockade. She talks to Robyn Annear about history’s forgotten women. Who writes history? And how does that dictate who makes the main story, and who we relegate to the margins?