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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.

JG796080-us-australia (1)Is this the most sycophantic speech by an Australian prime minister?

Divided sunburnt country: Australia 1916-18: pacifists on the home front.

How some Turks would rather that Johnnies and Mehmets were not equal: the politics of the ‘Ataturk words’.

How the Ataturk memorial got to Anzac Parade: a Turkish view.

Macedonians in Constantinople, drones over Gaba Tepe: Peter Stanley reviews a book which suggests the Anzacs won at Gallipoli.

Australia’s no-go zones: Alison Broinowski reviews Rachel Landers’ Who Bombed the Hilton?

Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial (downloaded 1489 times). Australian War Memorial’s reaction.

Centenary Watch: Lone Pine commemorative service will not be held this year. Keith Murdoch. We can’t see the war for the memorials: balancing education and commemoration. Great War remembrance high in cost, low on inclusion for Australians. Me and my shadow. Queensland soldiers on. Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial goes from strength to strength. John Schumann’s ’19’ guitar. Director Nelson speaks. More.

Neither rosy glow nor black armband … just honest


Honest History