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.

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Heritage Guardians: coordinating a campaign against the proposed $498m extensions to the Australian War Memorial; sign the petition

‘Look at me! Look at me!’ The Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux: Frenchman Romain Fathi on his visitImage result for australian war memorial

Total Australian spending on the Anzac centenary is around $A600 million – or $1.1 billion if you include the proposed War Memorial extensions (picture: the Memorial in 1945)

‘German frightfulness’ from the Australian Light Horse, Egypt, 1919: Hall Greenland writes

Binoy Kampmark in Eureka Street on ‘Australian values’ in the wake of the Christchurch massacre

John Blaxland reviews John Fahey’s Australia’s First Spies: The Remarkable Story of Australia’s Intelligence Operations, 1901-45

Benjamin T. Jones reviews Judith Brett’s From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia got Compulsory Voting

Michelle Arrow: The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the Making of Modern Australia

Looking back …

Australia is more than Anzac – and always has been