Brendan Nelson’s bunker and with cap in hand: contrasts in funding our national cultural institutions
John Myrtle reviews Adrian Mitchell’s Peat Island: Dreaming and Desecration, about a little-known piece of Hawkesbury history
Centenary Watch: Budget summary, including Anzac centenary winds down, War Memorial digitisation gets thumbs up. War Memorial’s donors still top of ‘gunrunners’ league table. More.
HONEST HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
‘While members of the British royal family still troop through the Australian War
Memorial, their visits captured in framed photographs – Prince Harry in uniform submitting cheerfully to “selfies” with teenage girls – and on Facebook, Flickr and Instagram, they are treated as celebrities rather than royalty.’ Mark McKenna, ‘King, queen and country: Will Anzac thwart republicanism?’ in The Honest History Book (2017) (picture credit; 20 May 2018)
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been