When Clare Wright’s new history, You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world, landed in my mailbox, I opened it with some trepidation. It was big, a fact I now realise I should have expected but nevertheless a somewhat disheartening one – arriving as it did at the beginning of our lambing season on the farm. It sat on the kitchen table, slightly out of place beside tractor catalogues, long-term rainfall predictions (depressing), and pamphlets advertising ram sales.
Maggie MacKellar reviews 'You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world' by Clare Wright
You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world
by Clare Wright
Text Publishing, $49.99 hb, 432 pp, 9781925603934
Maggie MacKellar lives on a sheep property on the east coast of Tasmania. She is the author of two books on the history of settlement...
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