Saturday, 9 February 2008

RHSV lecture - Blackboard to battlefield: The Victorian Education Department's teacher-soldiers, Great War, 1914-1918

Tuesday 8 April

RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne - entry via William Street

5.15 pm tea / coffee
Lecture 5.45 pm

Cost: Members free; non-members $5.50

Compared with Australian national averages, Victoria's state school teachers enlisted earlier and in greater numbers, were more rapidly promotes, more highly decorated - and more likely to die. Based on recent doctoral research, Rosalie Triolo, explains the teachers' responses and experiences. The presentation includes stories from the battle front and home front that convey the tragedy of the Great War but have not since been told.

Rosalie Triolo is History Education lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and Vice-President of the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

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