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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 [Review] The Honest History Book
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'In their introduction to this collection, David Stephens and Alison Broinowski distinguish between ‘honest history’, the concept, and ‘honest history’, the coalition: a group of (mostly) historians disturbed at the unbalanced mobilisation of Australia's past for political purposes. The Honest History Book is a reflection of that coalition and its concerns. Here, ‘dishonest history’ resides largely in politicians’ persistent and exaggerated emphasis on the importance of Anzac in the making of Australia, otherwise termed ‘Anzackery’. The book's stated aim is to provide a perspective on Australian history in which the significance of war and the Anzac tradition is reduced, and drawn in proportion to other major themes in the national past.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Historical Studies vol. 49 no. 1 2018 14341585 2018 periodical issue

    'This issue of Australian Historical Studies opens with two articles that explore the struggles for the recognition of human rights, including the protection offered for women and children, in Australia's recent history. From today's vantage point, looking back to the experiences and politics of the 1970s is a reminder of how far we have advanced as a society when it comes to such issues as the acknowledgement of child sexual abuse and gender equity in the workplace and the wider community. But it is also sobering to see that many of the concerns about the status and safety of women and children that were expressed almost five decades ago have not been fully addressed in 2018. One lesson we can draw from the past is that social change can be slow and halting, even when the need for reform is compelling.' (Kate Darian-Smith  & Penelope Edmonds; Introduction)

    pg. 416-417
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