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Honest History website: ten years on and we are winding back a bit; but for the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Frontier Wars, see our sister site, defendingcountry.au
‘The Australian War Memorial must properly recognise and commemorate the Australian Frontier Wars as an essential part of Truth-telling and as a first step to reframing Australian national commemoration.’
A summary of events at the Memorial from September 2022 to September 2023: dithering and dissembling and mixed messages.
The Anzac Parade facade of the Memorial, February 2024 (supplied). See the bladed wall emerging from the scaffolding? Compare with remarks from the Memorial at various times (eg here) that its facade would be unchanged by the redevelopment. Ha!
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Honest History Book
AWM Alt Guide
Highlights & Archives
- Australia 1916-18
- Centenary Watch
Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been
* Wominjeka means ‘welcome’ or ‘come with purpose’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. Yumalundi means ‘Hello’ in the Ngunnawal language of the Canberra traditional owners.
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