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: Beyond Anzackery: the Honest History book is coming in April 2017
‘Awkward humility’: the speeches of Brendan Nelson: Part I: Thrice more with feeling. Part II: Long bows, Holly Golightly and political baseball bats.
Turks did the heavy lifting: a longer look at the story of the Ataturk Memorial in Anzac Parade, Canberra, 1984-85 (Part I). A heavy hint from the General Staff.
Honest History highlights reel: Nick Dyrenfurth’s Mateship: A Very Australian History
Elizabeth Tynan’s Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, reviewed by Richard Broinowski
Honest History goes to the pictures: reviews of movies and television series from the Honest History archives
‘A material triumph and an aesthetic calamity‘: the work of Australian architect Robin Boyd, as seen by Humphrey McQueen in 2002 (picture)
Centenary Watch: Conscription plebiscite centenary in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. More on the speeches of Brendan Nelson. Tour operators gear up for 2017 and 2018 – but not on Cup Day in Melbourne. Fairly quiet on the Western District front (but Camp Gallipoli report received). New exhibitions at the War Memorial (and another important work).