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.
‘Anzackery’ (and other Australianisms) defined in new edition of Australian National Dictionary (picture)
Lord Northcliffe (egged on by Keith Murdoch) talks up the Anzacs after Pozières
From the Honest History archives: ‘Defining Moments’ at the National Museum
Divided sunburnt country: Australia 1916-18 (10): Prime Minister Hughes announces the first conscription referendum, 30 August 1916; full ‘Divided sunburnt country’ series
Phillip Schuler, Australian war correspondent: Kristen Alexander reviews Mark Baker’s book
Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial (downloaded 1565 times)
Conscription for Vietnam: the Hell No! We Won’t Go collection at the War Memorial
PM Menzies (and Australia) on the cover of Time magazine 1960 (picture): Humphrey McQueen writes
Do professional historians have a future? Neville Buch asks the question
Australia’s Vietnam War in context – and other recent posts on the Honest History site
Centenary Watch: Minister Tehan back in harness. Senator Ludlam is Greens’ spokesperson. Local Long Tan commemorations less controversial. ‘Anzackery’ definition has interesting background. Conscription battles need to be front and centre. Chance for a new legacy at the Australian War Memorial. War-related ‘think pieces’ on South Australian site. United States World War I commemoration cranks up.