‘Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts’

Congratulations to James Bennett and Kate Ariotti for the publication of this edited collection, which was launched at the Newcastle conference by Professor Stuart Macintyre. This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within Read more …

Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt

Nick Brodie has edited the letters and provided the commentary for George Martindale’s Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt (Hardie Grant), which collects messages and photographs Martindale sent to his family in Melbourne documenting his daily life during World War I.

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 …

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 …

Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad

Patricia Clarke and Niki Francis are the historians behind the online exhibition Canberra Women in World War I – Community at Home, Nurses Abroad which tells the stories of the contributions of women to the ACT’s war effort at home and overseas and how their efforts contributed to the shaping of community on the national 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 …