TELEVISION

 

THE WAR THAT CHANGED US (2014)

The story of Australia and the First World War is revealed through the lives of six Australians. Brought to life through personal testimony, dramatic reconstruction, expert analysis, location filming and colourised archive. Created and co-written by Clare Wright.

 
 

UTOPIA GIRLS (2011)

Presented by award-winning historian Dr Clare Wright, Utopia Girls tells the fascinating story of how Australian women became the first in the world to gain full political rights. Written, researched, and co-written by Clare Wright.

THE FORGOTTEN REBELS OF EUREKA (COMING SOON)

Dr Clare Wright’s Stella Prize-winning book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka will be adapted for the small screen in partnership with Ruby Entertainment and American writer/producer Anne Kenney (Outlander), after winning funding for the development of an eight-part television series.

 

 
 

PODCAST

 
 
 

SHOOTING THE PAST (ABC) Series 1 & 2

Clare Wright hosts Shooting The Past, a podcast that brings you Australian history through a new lens. Each episode features a historical event or era, and starts with a single photograph and the question; what is going on in this picture?

 

Archive fever (LTU) series 1

Archive Fever is a new Australian history podcast featuring intimate conversations with writers, artists, curators, fellow historians and other victims of the research bug. Each episode, co-hosts Clare Wright and Yves Rees talk to archive addicts about what kind of archives they use, how often they use them, when they got their first hit. Join us as we ask: what madness is this?

 
 
 

 
 

RADIO

Clare is a frequent commentator on local and national radio.
Below are a selection of her recent appearances.

 
 
 

ABC THE LOCAL: THE HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN PUB (2019)

No matter how big, it was said that every town would have a pub - usually two. So how did they become so common? La Trobe University’s Associate Professor Clare Wright and Victoria University’s Dr Chris McConville join Nightlife to talk about the rich, long history of public houses, starting from the first English and Irish settlers all the way up to today.

ABC CONVERSATIONS: THE MARVELOUS MISS MATTERS (2019)

In the decade from 1902, the world looked to the newly federated nation of Australia for inspiration.

In this broadcast, Clare Wright discusses the campaigners for women’s suffrage, including Vida Goldstein and Muriel Matters, who helped win the right to vote for white women in 1902.

ABC THE FRIDAY REVUE: A MELBOURNE POSTCARD BY DR CLARE WRIGHT (2019)

This Melbourne postcard was written by writer, broadcaster and Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University, Dr Clare Wright.

Clare’s postcard is addressed to Claire, an American college student coming to Melbourne. Words of wisdom about a range of Melbourne matters, especially our trams!

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co-host of THE CONVERSATION HOUR WITH JON FAINE, abc radio melbourne (2017-)

Author, historian and broadcaster Clare Wright is Jon Faine's co-host. Clare has written 'You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World' as part two in her Democracy Trilogy. Clare and Jon’s first guests are Gideon Obarzanek, Genieve Lacey, and Firenza Guidi (1 October 2018).

Clare is a regular cohost on Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour on ABC Radio Melbourne. This is only her most recent conversation; for more episodes, visit the Conversation Hour website.