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.

Pelaco_shirt_ad_largeGrowing up Aboriginal in Australia: an important anthology, edited by Anita Heiss, reviewed by David Stephens (picture)

Honest History’s submission to the parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s national institutions

Brendan Nelson’s bunker and with cap in hand: contrasts in funding our national cultural institutions

John Myrtle reviews Adrian Mitchell’s Peat Island: Dreaming and Desecration, about a little-known piece of Hawkesbury history

Budget summary: Anzac centenary winds down, War Memorial digitisation gets thumbs up, Captain Cook rewarmed, non-MSM comments

Centenary Watch: Budget summary, including Anzac centenary winds down, War Memorial digitisation gets thumbs up. War Memorial’s donors still top of ‘gunrunners’ league table. More.


images‘While members of the British royal family still troop through the Australian War
Memorial, their visits captured in framed photographs – Prince Harry in uniform submitting cheerfully to “selfies” with teenage girls – and on Facebook, Flickr and Instagram, they are treated as celebrities rather than royalty.’ Mark McKenna, ‘King, queen and country: Will Anzac thwart republicanism?’ in
The Honest History Book (2017) (picture credit; 20 May 2018)

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been