Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two day event will include: international history from an Australian perspective; histories of feminism; engaging America: US Read more …

Honest History update

New material on Honest History’s website includes a 36 page ‘Alternative Guide to the Australian War Memorial’ (aimed at senior secondary students and teachers); a piece on the impact of the Irish Easter Rising in 1916 on Australia (using the work of Stephanie James and Jeff Kildea); two pieces on Ataturk and Australia (including how Read more …

Contesting Australian History: Festschrift in honour of Professor Marilyn Lake

Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2016, Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building , University of Melbourne This festschrift event is in celebration of Marilyn Lake’s scholarship and teaching and her contributions to different university communities and the Australian Historical Association, and her much valued friendship and collegiality over many years. The themes of the two Read more …

Honest History E-newsletter No. 31, 1 December 2015, out now!

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. This month brings the latest research from Ankara on the elusive ‘Ataturk words’ of 1934; David Stephens wondering whether the new Minister for the Centenary of Anzac will be too busy with his other jobs to do it properly; Read more …

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 30, 13 October 2015

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. Items include the debate around the date of the first Anzac Day; Derek Abbott’s review of Michael Wesley’s Restless Continent; John Myrtle’s new historical resource database covering 1900 to the 1970s; and an anonymous piece from The Triad (1917) on Read more …

The Man the Anzacs Revered: William ‘Fighting Mac’ McKenzie, Anzac Chaplain

Daniel Reynaud’s The Man the Anzacs Revered: William ‘Fighting Mac’ McKenzie, Anzac Chaplain is the first biography of ‘Fighting Mac’ to sort the facts from the fiction and present William McKenzie as he was. McKenzie was one of the most famous of the Anzacs, a legend for his work on Gallipoli and in France. He, Read more …