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Honest History

Honest History promotes balanced consideration of Australian history by offering contesting, evidence-based interpretations to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public. We challenge the misuse of history to serve political or other agendas.

The Honest History Book: coming in April 2017

Honest History FINAL frontProfessor Frank Bongiorno of the ANU is the new president of the Honest History association.

Alternative facts? Is the Australian War Memorial trying to mislead us or just being careless? We analyse the visitor figures in its Annual Report.

In their footsteps. Martin Crotty runs a tape over Anzac fun runs and the consumption of the past. (picture below)

They would say that wouldn’t they? Checking with Moscow is not just a Trump thing. Dr Evatt and Molotov in 1955.

One Woman’s War and Peace. Pamela Burton on the autobiography of RAAF nurse, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd).

Stomp AdCentre of Sydney Town. Grahame Crocket reviews a book on the history of Martin Place, Sydney.

Centenary Watch: the bombing of Darwin and the Fall of Singapore, 75 years on: some alternative views; moving right along; running for Anzac; alternative facts at the Australian War Memorial?

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been