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Peter Stanley

Peter Stanley is one of Australia’s most active military-social historians. Formerly the Principal Historian of the Australian War Memorial, where he worked from 1980 to 2007, he has been a research professor at UNSW Canberra since 2013. Peter has published over 30 books, including Lost Boys of Anzac (2014) and his Bad Characters was jointly awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History in 2011. Peter is immediate past President of Honest History.

Books from this author
Charles Bean
August 2017
Australia's official war correspondent during WWI, Charles Bean was also Australia's first official war historian and the driving force behind the creation of the Australian War Memorial. Famously criticised for his deliberate myth-making as editor of The Anzac Book
Armenia, Australia & the Great War
April 2016
Australian civilians worked for decades supporting the survivors and orphans of the Armenian Genocide.
Lost Boys of Anzac
April 2014
Australians remember the dead of 25 April 1915 on Anzac Day every year. But do we know the name of a single soldier who died that day? What do we really know about the men supposedly most cherished in the national memory of war?