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.


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