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.

cover2Number of d0wnloads of the Guide since Anzac Day by students, teachers and others: 1107. Honest History sends copy of the Guide to every member of the Australian War Memorial Council and asks for opportunity to brief the Council about the Guide.

The Armenian Genocide: an opportunity to debate the history – and to understand the Australian connection

Review note: Griffith Review 52, ‘Imagining the future’

Ankara calling: building the Ataturk Memorial in Canberra, 1984-85

The Gatekeepers of Australian Foreign Policy 1950-1966 (Henry): reviewed by Derek Abbott

Centenary Watch: Camp Gallipoli board statement regarding suggestions of financial impropriety. Honest History sends copy of Alternative Guide to Australian War Memorial to every member of Memorial Council. Poland vs history (Australian comparisons not far beneath). Anzac Day miscellany 2016 compared with 2015, 2014. Their Great War and ours: the commemorative view from Europe. How many went along this year? Poppies everywhere but silence on Ataturk. Lone Pines entwined? Minister Tehan: fairly quiet on the Western (District) Front. More.

Neither rosy glow nor black armband … just honest


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