Professor Clare Wright OAM is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has worked in politics, academia and the media. She is the author of Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans (MUP 2003, Text 2014) , The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Text 2013), which won the 2014 Stella Prize and the NIB Literary Prize and was short-listed for the Prime Minister's, Queensland, NSW and WA Literary Awards, and long-listed for a Walkley, and You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World (Text, 2018) which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's and Queensland Literary Awards. Clare researched, wrote and presented the acclaimed ABC1 documentary Utopia Girls and devised and co-wrote the ABC documentary series, The War That Changed Us. She is the host of Radio National's history series, Shooting the Past, and the co-host of the La Trobe University history podcast, Archive Fever. Clare co-founded and co-convenes the NFP advocacy body, A Monument of One's Own. Clare is a member of the National Museum of Australia Council. In 2020, Clare received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to literature and to historical research. Clare is Professor of History and Professor of Public Engagement at La Trobe University.
Order of Australia