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.
Honest History symposium, ANU, Canberra, 8 November, ‘Presenting, choosing, measuring, changing history’. With Frank Bongiorno, Michael Brissenden, Alison Broinowski, Pamela Burton, Michael Cooney, Shaun Crowe, Paul Daley, Emily Gallagher, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Carolyn Holbrook, Benjamin T. Jones, Ann McGrath, Michael Piggott, David Stephens, Sue Wareham, Clare Wright, in discussion. Booking and program.
Alison 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
Peter 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
Grieving 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