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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.

736298-burqaMuslim immigration and Pauline Hanson: links to recent material (picture: News)

‘Anzackery’ defined in new edition of Australian National Dictionary

Photographic collections linked from the Honest History site

Do professional historians have a future? Neville Buch asks the question

‘Defining Moments’: National Museum 

Divided sunburnt country: Australia 1916-18 (11): The Case for Universal Service; full ‘Divided sunburnt country’ series

Honest History’s Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial (downloaded 1620 times)

The Hell No! We Won’t Go collection at the War Memorial; opposition to conscription for Vietnam; Australia’s Vietnam War in context

Centenary Watch: ‘Anzackery’ definition has interesting background. Conscription battles need to be front and centre. Chance for a new legacy at the Australian War Memorial. More.

aboriginal_war_memorialAboriginal war service memorial, Canberra (Dave Reid)

Neither rosy glow nor black armband … just honest