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.

awmsatHeritage Guardians: a campaign against the proposed $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial

Total Australian spend on Anzac centenary is around $A600 million – or $1.1 billion if you include proposed War Memorial extensions

Tony Abbott, military history buff, on Anzac and related matters: a retrospective

Douglas Newton with new thoughts on how to do Remembrance Day

John Myrtle reviews Mallee Country: Land, People, History by Broome, Fahey, Gaynor and Holmes

Diane Bell reviews Bruce Pascoe’s Salt: Selected Stories and EssaysSalt

Review note: An exhibition on averting war and keeping the peace: new at the War Memorial (David Stephens)

Anne-Beggs Sunter reviews Sludge: Disaster on Victoria’s Goldfields, by Susan Lawrence and Peter Davies

New book on the festival that was the Anzac centenary 2014-18 – and related topics (chapters and authors)

download (1)Tony Abbott has form on commemoration but is the wrong choice for the War Memorial Council: David Stephens writes (picture ABC)

But, he’s the pea! And he has said this.

And maybe he is the right choice after all, for an institution like the Memorial is becoming?

More from Bobbie Oliver in Perth. Does the Memorial really deserve this?

Looking back

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been