Honest History E-newsletter No. 55, 17 December 2018

ISSN: 2202-5561 ©

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all!

New on the Honest History website

An appreciation by David Stephens of Paul Daley’s new book On Patriotism. Is there hope for a future where Australian patriotism grows from our own soil and not from the nostalgic scrag ends of military or colonialist adventures kept alive by the pedlars of prosthetic memory?

A review of the After the War exhibition at the Australian War Memorial. The exhibition asks – and tries to answer – some awkward questions. Yet not many people are visiting it. David Stephens writes.

Flinders University PhD candidate, Melanie Clark, writes about Indigenous Australians and war memory. When will frontier conflict be acknowledged on an equal footing with the Anzac myth?

Recent posts include book reviews and commentary. (Earlier reviews and features.)