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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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‘Look at me! Look at me!’ The Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux: Frenchman Romain Fathi on his visit

Total Australian spending on the Anzac centenary is around $A600 million – or $1.1 billion if you include the proposed War Memorial extensions (picture: the Memorial in 1945)

Image result for australian war memorialWar Memorial Mount Ainslie land grab attracts opposition in Canberra

Opposition growing to Australian War Memorial’s ‘Brendanbunker’: watch this space

Why not advertise to ‘recruit’ a new member of the Australian War Memorial Council?

John Blaxland reviews John Fahey’s Australia’s First Spies: The Remarkable Story of Australia’s Intelligence Operations, 1901-45

JCPML00713_2Black Saturday: a satisfying story about a profoundly important event: Peter Stanley reviews Peg Fraser’s book

John Warhurst reviews Shaun Crowe’s Whitlam’s Children: Labor and the Greens in Australia

David Stephens reviews John Edwards’ two volume biography of John Curtin, John Curtin’s War

Looking back …

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been