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Reading on a Rainy Day, 1811 (Wikimedia Commons/McGill Library/George Mills
- Recent posts related to the Heritage Guardians campaign against the $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial can be found in our campaign diary.
- Zoe Smith in History Matters on sexual violence in Australian history (5 February 2020).
- David Stephens in Pearls and Irritations asks whether Dr Nelson’s legacy at the Australian War Memorial will be a massive expansion or an addiction to money from arms companies (31 January 2020).
- Michelle Fahy in Pearls and Irritations on Australia’s efforts to sell arms overseas (30 January 2020).
- The world’s largest arms companies donate to the Australian War Memorial, but the amounts are just small change to these gunrunners (28 January 2020).
- Mike Seccombe in The Saturday Paper on the close ties between the defence industry, the military and commemoration (25-31 January 2020).
- Lilly Torosyan in The Armenian Weekly reviews a book by Jennifer M. Dixon on how Turkey and Japan tweak their histories for political purposes (20 January 2020).
- David Stephens reviews The Missing, a short video on body identification and recovery in the Great War (14 January 2020).
- Open letter from Australian historians on bushfires, climate change and related issues (14 January 2020).
- Some resources on bushfires in Australian history (9 January 2020).
- Story about Mark Dapin’s ABC radio series, Myths of War (15 December 2019).
- Lest We Forget? This book has some stuff worth remembering; David Stephens reviews Lewis Hyde’s A Primer for Forgetting (11 December 2019).
- Terry Fewtrell on how the War Memorial needs a new Act that allows it to depict the Frontier Wars (5 December 2019).
- From the Honest History vault: Anachronism in Canberra as Department of Veterans’ Affairs survives machinery of government changes (5 December 2019).
- Support grows for Royal Commission into veterans’ suicide: we know where the money could come from (4 December 2019 updated).
- Senator Steele-John on arms company donations to the War Memorial (2 December 2019).