Honest History symposium, ANU, Canberra, 8 November, ‘Presenting, choosing, measuring, changing history’. With Frank Bongiorno, Michael Brissenden, Alison Broinowski, Pamela Burton, Michael Cooney, Shaun Crowe, Paul Daley, Emily Gallagher, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Carolyn Holbrook, Benjamin T. Jones, Ann McGrath, Michael Piggott, David Stephens, Sue Wareham, Clare Wright, in discussion. Booking and program.
A century on, Sir John Monash deserves evidence-based analysis, not boosterism: Chris Roberts and Peter Stanley write
Centenary Watch: War Memorial consultations on its proposed extensions: ‘Look on my Works’. Old wine in new bottles?
HONEST HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
From another banking royal commission. ‘There is no possibility of any well-ordered progress being made in the community, under a system in which there are privately–owned trading banks which have been established for the purposes of making profit … In my opinion the best service to the community can be given only by a banking system from which the profit motive is absent, and thus, in practice, only by a system entirely under national control.’ JB Chifley (born 22 September 1885), dissenting report, 1935-37 Royal Commission on banking [14 September 2018]
Looking back …
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been