Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Australian history
Published by: 
Text Publishing

About the book

You daughters of freedom by Clare Wright

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 historical work 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. An award-winning author 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.