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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.

The Honest History Book: coming in April 2017

A welcome new initiative at the Australian War Memorial: Peter Stanley on The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors

i8833-wdPets and advertisements: Vance Gainsborough on The Popular Pet Show (National Portrait Gallery) (picture) and The Sell (National Library)

Offshore: John Myrtle reviews Avan Judd Stallard’s Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

What Honest History read and reviewed during 2016: a round-up of book reviews – and reviewers

Divided sunburnt country: Australia 1916-18 (19): The 1916 coal strike (and the Wobblies); full ‘Divided sunburnt country’ series 

The Last Battle: Soldier Settlement in Australia, 1916-1939: Michael Piggott reviews Scates and Oppenheimer (picture)scates9781107125063

Some professional advice for history teachers in 1918

Centenary Watch: Camp Gallipoli stripped of charitable status. Peak Anzac passes as ministers come and go.

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been