David Stephens & Alison Broinowski & contributing authors - Honest History Book - Wednesday 12th April
To be launched by Associate Professor Michelle Arrow
In Australia’s rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia’s history and identity?
The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia – mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood – we must question the stories we tell ourselves about our history. We must separate myth from reality – and to do that we need to reassess the historical evidence surrounding military myths.
In this lively collection, renowned writers including Paul Daley, Mark McKenna, Peter Stanley, Carolyn Holbrook, Mark Dapin, Carmen Lawrence, Stuart Macintyre, Frank Bongiorno and Larissa Behrendt explore not only the militarisation of our history but the alternative narratives swamped under the khaki-wash – Indigenous history, frontier conflict,
multiculturalism, the myth of egalitarianism, economics and the environment. BUY THE BOOK
To learn more visit the Honest History Book website.
Date and time: Wednesday 12th April, 6pm for 6.30pm
Please RSVP here or phone 02 9660 2333