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.

logoAustralian-born International Campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wins Nobel Peace Prize (picture)

Banking Royal Commissions: the 1935-37 version of the genus

Potsdam Conference 70th anniversary conference papers help us to understand European history since World War II

The Australian War Memorial is still doing well out of arms manufacturers

Faulty abacus? DVA and the cost of commemoration: David Stephens runs some numbers

The second First Lady, the pretend colonel, and the dogs of Ottawa: some alternative decision-making scenarios for heads of state

History student Claudia Farhart’s You Tube video Give Peace a Chance, about Vietnam War protest

John Myrtle reviews John Molony’s book on the first voyage of Captain Cook 1768-71

Doug Hynd reviews a collection of essays on peacemakers in Aotearoa New Zealand

9781760297787Great Convict Stories: Graham Seal’s collection reviewed (picture)

An overseas visitor saga from long ago: the late Professor Geoffrey Bolton on the Max Gluckman Affair of 1960

Centenary Watch: Long Tan Cross repatriation a good time to put Vietnam War in context. Returned soldiers speak out against conscription, 1917. Centenaries worth commemorating.

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been