GCPC is our ‘sister’ organisation based in Sydney. The Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC) opposes the militarisation of Australian history and seeks to encourage a more critical understanding of Australia’s war experience including the impacts of war on the ‘home front’. GCPC also seeks to promote public discussion on official Australian government reasons for engaging in war in the past and present together with the causes, costs and prevention of war. As well GCPC works for a more peaceful and non-violent world through research, education, advocacy and a variety of peace actions and initiatives.
Honest History is a coalition of historians and others supporting the balanced and honest presentation and use of Australian history. Honest History’s main focus now is on the centenary of World War I because Australian history about that period has been highly politicised, for many different reasons.
Honest History believes all history should be contestable. Facts may be disputed or uncertain and they can be selected and interpreted in many ways. No interpretation should be privileged above others. Honest History seeks balanced history, where contesting, evidence-based interpretations are available to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public, and history is not distorted to serve political or other agendas.
The website features a section on Australia’s War History with a range of resources and articles under the Anzac Analysed subtheme. This section covers ideas on why Anzac become so important to Australians and what some of the implications of this are for our country in the 21st century. Contributions and references come from contemporary historians, journalists and others, and also from earlier sources of our history.