Some major themes have evolved from the biographies of individual women. As more themes present themselves they will be added.
One of the obvious inclusions is that of the event known as Eureka. Women were vitally involved in the Eureka Affair as were their men folk. Women acted politically and attended the Monster Meetings. In fact when Clara Seekamp's husband Henry was charged with Seditious Libel and gaoled for six months, she took over the editorship of the Ballarat Times. The newspaper of the next day, now run by Clara, carried the caption that the editor had been arrested. Her editorial was described by Melbourne's Argus newspaper as outspoken, startling in tone, and liberal and energetic in its use of words such as ‘sedition’, ‘liberty’ and ‘oppression’.