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Total Australian spend on Anzac centenary is around $A600 million – or $1.1 billion if you include proposed War Memorial extensions
Steve Flora reviews Robert Macklin’s book, Castaway, about a French cabin boy marooned in North Queensland and befriended by Aboriginal people
Margaret O’Connor writes about the old song, ‘The Mountains of Mourne’
Richard Broinowski reviews Tom Gilling’s Project Rainfall: The Secret History of Pine Gap
Alison Broinowski reviews Brian Toohey’s Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State
Former senior government lawyer Ernst Willheim on Witness K and Bernard Collaery
John McLeod reviews Jared Davidson’s Dead Letters, on censorship in World War I New Zealand
Derek Abbott reviews Geoffrey Blainey’s memoir, Before I Forget, a narrative of emergence as man and historian
Tony Abbott has form on commemoration but is the wrong choice for the War Memorial Council: David Stephens writes (picture ABC) But, he’s the pea!
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been