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.

The World Inequality Report 2018: the latest word on what has been a ‘special subject’ for Honest History since 2015 (picture)download

An expert look at Australia’s long-standing history of international taxation rorts – and what might be done about them

Banking Royal Commissions: the 1935-37 version of the genus

Australian-born International Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wins Nobel Peace Prize

Big Te Papa dummies in Wellington encourage empathy rather than understanding: John Armstrong writes from Waikato (picture)

New History Lab venture at University of Technology Sydney and 2SER107.3FM (picture below)

whooshkaa-podcast-imageHonest History’s book reviews during 2017

Centenary Watch: Arthur Streeton: The art of war at the National Gallery of Australia combines beauty and barbarity. New Minister, renewed AWM Director. Alfred Deakin in retirement 1917 supports conscription. Long Tan Cross repatriation a good time to put Vietnam War in context. Returned soldiers speak out against conscription, 1917. Centenaries worth commemorating.

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been