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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Do we belong here? Graeme Davison reflects on family, locality and community

Divided sunburnt country: Australia 1916-18 (29): All at once – another conscription vote and news of Bolshevik revolution (picture)

“Trying to be something they’re not”: grandfathers, Diggers, and Peter FitzSimons: Jeff Glover gives a plain man’s view of a ‘storian; Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Remembrance Day 99 remembered: should No. 100 be the last? Or is The Guardian‘s Simon Jenkins just a whingeing Pom?

Aussie Generals Monash and Chauvel win the war: Roland Perry’s ripping military yarn reviewed; Oi, Oi, Oi!

For students and teachers visiting Canberra: Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial

patrioticsonssydneymail20oct1915Centenary Watch: Officially sponsored 2017 view of the conscription battles of 1916-17 (picture). Four late offerings for Remembrance Day: what should we remember really? Winging it with Dr Chau: Clive Hamilton’s suppressed book has more about the War Memorial’s Fellow (picture). Remembrance Day is a good day to think. Down the Remembrance Trail to Villers-Bretonneux with the DVA publicity machine. Beersheba, occupation and the mind of God: a reflection on the centenary of the Beersheba charge. Specially Forced? Odd outburst from Director of Australian War Memorial. Monash busted. More

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been

 

 

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