Recently on Honest History: under our thumbnails

It is six weeks since our last newsletter and we have been busy. You can track much of what has appeared on the website during that time by scrolling down Top Recent Posts, Reviews and Features. Or look at the other thumbnails on our home page (Centenary Watch, Inequality, First Peoples, and Talking Turkey).

Look out for these in particular:

  • under the First Peoples thumbnail look for the collection of links marking 25 years since the Royal Commission on black deaths in custody (a quarter-century where the underlying issues have persisted), a wide-ranging collection about invasion, massacre and the Queen’s uniform, and a storm in a tea-cup about a diversity guide at the University of New South Wales;
  • under the Top Recent Posts thumbnail there are five Anzac-related pieces from the Honest History archives, plus items on an SBS program on the Vietnam War, our obsession with the deficit, the planning of Canberra, Henry Reynolds’ new book Unnecessary Wars, Betty Cuthbert, Labor and banking policy, the Armenian Genocide, and the implications of digital record keeping;
  • under the Centenary Watch thumbnail, among the items for March-April you can find thoughts on Camp Gallipoli’s troubles, whether we have passed ‘Peak Anzac’, Australia’s commemorative spending compared with France, events in Turkey, and a highly significant revision in the number of New Zealanders at Gallipoli.

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26 April 2016