The Abacus of History. "The History Wars" by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark and "Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History" By Robert Manne (ed) [review]
Both "Whitewash" and "The History Wars" suggest that the discipline of history in Australia is a battlefield for the nation’s hearts and minds. But, more explicitly, it is a plaything for particular ideological forces. At present, we have a group of populist conservatives waging not a history war but a propaganda one — and a cultural and political struggle. It is an issue for all of us, not just historians.
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Martin, Robert; Sumerling, Patricia (Flinders University, 2012)Book review: Jim Blake and the Holdfast Bay History Centre, Sea Change, A pictorial history of the City of Holdfast Bay, Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 2012.
Cultural Abundance, Economic Scarcity: Cultural Studies, Economics, and Contemporary Australian History Mackay, Thomas (Flinders University, 2014)Economic related topics and themes are scant within contemporary Australian historiography. Although economic subjects have been covered extensively in the past, and although they are not entirely absent, they seem either ...
Jolliffe, Jill (Australian Book Review, 2004-03)History has proved Dunn right in his support of Timorese independence. Despite minor flaws, "East Timor" is an important work of record, setting out the sad story of East Timor’s betrayal by the international community at ...