Facing facts? History wars in Australian high schools

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dc.contributor.author Ashton, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Paula en_US
dc.contributor.editor Dawn Bennett en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006009508 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ashton Paul and Hamilton Paula 2007, 'Facing facts? History wars in Australian high schools', Network Books, vol. 91, pp. 45-59. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781920845438 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5636
dc.description.abstract On 25 January 2006, on the eve of Australia Day--the day when the renegotiation of history in Australia is at its most symbolic and fraught--Prime Minister John Howard addressed the National Press Gallery. Halfway through his speech, Howard announced that the history wars, in which he had been prominent from time to time since 1996, were over. (1) The 'divisive, phoney debate about national identity', he reported, 'has been finally laid to rest'. (2) Fewer Australians, Howard contended, were now 'ashamed of Australia's past' than had been the case a decade earlier. In an unusually ironical tone, he went only a little way towards acknowledging the damage inflicted on Aboriginal en_US
dc.publisher Network Books en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050709388127
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Australian Studies Volume 31, Issue 91, 2007 Special Issue: Open to Interpretation 18 May 2009 for the final version of the article as published in the Journal of Australian Studies 2009 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050709388127
dc.subject High schools. en
dc.subject Historiography. en
dc.subject History wars. en
dc.title Facing facts? History wars in Australian high schools en_US
dc.parent Open to Interpretation en_US
dc.journal.volume 91 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Perth en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 59 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210303 en_US
dc.personcode 950370 en_US
dc.personcode 870018 en_US
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords history, Australian high schools en_US
dc.staffid 870018 en_US


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