Ben Wilkie

Our grandads didn’t die for this

3 December 2016 9:00 am

It is, perhaps, a poor reflection of our times when a historian feels compelled to remind others that the Nazis…

Farewell, John Hirst

20 February 2016 9:00 am

The distinguished Australian historian John Hirst has sadly died at age 73. Those who knew him at La Trobe University…

The Gough myth

7 November 2015 9:00 am

On the anniversary of the Dismissal, Whitlam’s legacy remains deeply flawed

Clash of symbols

30 May 2015 9:00 am

The 1967 referendum is fifty years old. And it achieved, er, what precisely?

Choosing to remember them

25 April 2015 9:00 am

The desire to preserve the Anzac tradition comes from below, not from above