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Update 21 August: Lists and Random strands

In recent weeks we have been introducing changes to the way the Honest History website works. We want to help readers find and explore the full scope of the rich content we are providing here.

Our agenda remains ‘not only Anzac, but also … lots of other strands of Australian history’. Anzac and war generally is important in our history, not so much for what Australians have done in war but for what war has done to Australia and Australians. But there are also many other parts of our history which are thoroughly worth exploring, presenting and, where appropriate, celebrating.

  • The Browse widget on the right of our home page and list pages shows an overview of themed content, linking to introductory pages and lists of those themes and topics.
  • In our top menu, the new Themes menu leads to four main theme areas, Australia’s war history, Strands of Australian history, Using and abusing history, and Teaching history. The first two of these have several sub-themes.
  • All Themes feature introductory essays linking to lists of all related items. Items relating to more than one Theme (i.e. most items) will appear under all relevant theme lists.
  • The Resources menu now allows you to scan types of content that cross theme boundaries: Reviews, Features, References and Links. Reviews and Features contain articles that we have commissioned from writers or that have been authored or compiled by the Honest History team.
  • Under Resources, References by author: A-Z now displays a condensed alphabetical list with pop-up summaries linking to our hundreds of Reference items.

At the time of writing, we have approximately 800 unique items on the site. Navigation advice for the site is always available from the About us, Themes or Resources top menus.

2 August 2014