Honest History update

New on the Honest History website: a long essay on the battle by Vietnam veterans to have a new independent history written about health issues post-Vietnam, particularly the effects of Agent Orange an article by John Brookes on the links between nationalism and phenomena like Anzac an article by David Stephens, drawing upon recent Turkish Read more …

War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Kevin Blackburn’s War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics) was published this month. The book argues that there has been an Anzac sporting tradition which has intertwined the language of sport and war since the First World War. Its origins are in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling Read more …

History Australia vol 12 issue 1 2015 – out now!

This issue of History Australia brings together several of the threads that have been conspicuous during the last few years of the journal’s career. There is the centenary of the First World War, which we recognise, in the first place, with Marilyn Lake’s valedictory address on ‘1914: Death of a Nation’, delivered at the 2014 Read more …

Australia and the Legend of Anzac

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ANZAC Memories: Living with the Legend

In this new edition of Anzac Memories (Monash University Publishing), which was first published to acclaim in 1994, Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a ‘post-memory’ of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how veterans’ war Read more …