Honest History

Honest History promotes balanced consideration of Australian history by offering contesting, evidence-based interpretations to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public. We challenge the misuse of history to serve political or other agendas.

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ioca-9781925523799-cover-printAlison Broinowski reviews Island off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of Statecraft in Australian Foreign Policy, by Clinton Fernandes

Margaret Pender reviews The Bulldog Track, a World War II survival story, by Peter Phelps

Tjanara Goreng Goreng reviews Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre (Lydon and Ryan, ed.)

Pamela Burton reviews Adam Wakeling’s Stern Justice, on the Japanese war crimes trials after World War II

Michael Piggott reviews Doug Morrissey’s latest myth-busting book on Ned Kelly and his world

9781925603934Peter Stanley reviews Peter Cochrane’s Best We Forget: The War for White Australia, 1914-18

Diane Bell reviews You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World, by Clare Wright

David Stephens reviews Greg Raffin’s Mutiny on the Western Front: 1918

Richard Broinowski reviews Brendan Taylor’s The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

nailGrieving for Gallipoli: an Armistice centenary reflection: Barrie Dyster writes

Centenary Watch: Centenary Watch out; Minister Chester stays in place; Director Nelson makes some speeches; buy a piece of the famous MV Krait (picture above); Anzac Bears in schools; poppies and a beam of light

Looking back …

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been