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Rosalie Triolo


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Rosalie is a senior lecturer and writes and presents widely in History Education and history of Australian education. She is President of the History Teachers' Association of Victoria (second term), a Life Member and awardee for Outstanding Service; Vice-President of the History Teachers' Association of Australia and its delegate to the Australian Historical Association; an elected councillor of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria; and, invited as Victoria's representative to the council of the Australian National Museum of Education. Rosalie has published scholarly works and teacher professional learning/classroom resources for primary, secondary and tertiary audiences. Her thesis, '"Our Schools and the War: Victoria's Education Department and the Great War, 1914-18', received a Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal in 2008, and the book, Our Schools and the War was 'Commended' in the Victorian History Publication Awards, 2012. She received the Monash Students' Association Faculty of Education Outstanding Teaching Award, 2014, has annually received Vice-Provost (Teaching) commendation letters since introduction, 2011-18, and was a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Team Award for Programs that Enhance Learning: the Faculty of Education's International Professional Experience Program, 2016. In 2013, she received the Council of Professional Teaching Associations Victoria Award for Outstanding Service; in 2015, the Shrine of Remembrance Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Community Understandings of Victorian Service and Sacrifice in Wars and Peace-Keeping, as well as the Federation of Australian Historical Societies Award for services to History Education; and, in 2018, the HTAV Award for Outstanding and Sustained Service to the National History Challenge.




Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference: ‘“Assessing the Assessments”: The Winning Responses in Victorian State School Competitions, 1905-1918’ paper (University of Sydney, New South Wales)

Australian Historical Association Conference: 'Statehood, Strength and Sorrow in Australian and German School Songs, 1900-1920’ paper (Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory)

Bendigo Soldiers’ Military Institute and Memorial Museum: ‘Writing Text Panels’ workshop (Bendigo, Victoria)

Bendigo Writers’ Festival: ‘Tom Griffiths and Rosalie Triolo in Conversation’ (Bendigo, Vic)

Geography and History Teachers’ Association of the Northern Territory Conference: ‘Generating STEAM with the Sustainability Priority in History Education’ and ‘Exciting Inquiring for Effective Prompts to Learning’ workshops, and plenary (Darwin, Northern Territory)

Glen Eira Historical Society: ‘“Our Schools and the War”: Victoria’s Education Department and the Great War, 1914-18’, public lecture (Carnegie, Vic)

History Teachers’ Association of Australia National Conference: 'Inquiring that’s Exciting for Teachers and Students Alike' workshop (Canberra, ACT)

History Teachers’ Association of New South Wales Norfolk Island Conference: ‘“Pacific Past-times”: Creating Engaging Inquiry Method Units’ workshop (Norfolk Island)

History Teachers’ Association of Victoria Annual National Conference: 'Inquiring that’s Exciting’ workshop (Melbourne, Vic)

HTAV Primary and Middle Years Conference: ‘First Australians: The Indigenous Priority’ workshop (Melbourne, Vic)

Kanawinka Writers and Historians Writers’ Weekend: ‘Planning a Publication Project’ and ‘Broadening Perspectives, Diversifying Sources, Bringing Publications “to Life”’ two workshops (Naracoorte, South Australia)

Returned & Services League of Australia (Victoria) Annual State Remembrance Service: ‘“The War is Over”: Great War Armistice and Aftermath for Victoria’s State School Teachers and School Communities’ public address (Springvale, Vic)

Monash Combined Rotary Clubs: ‘”The War is Over”: Armistice and Aftermath for Victoria's Teacher-Soldiers of 1914-18’ public lecture (Oakleigh, Vic)

Monash University Education Academy Learning and Teaching Conference: ‘Hands on History’ practical education snapshot (Clayton, Vic)

National Capital Educational Tourism Project and Museums Australia (ACT) Presentation Skills Training: ‘Broadening our Perspectives’ workshop (Canberra, ACT)

Royal Historical Society of Victoria: 'Writing and Publishing Local History' full-day solo series of workshops (Melbourne, Vic)

Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia Biennial Conference: ‘“Generating STEAM”: The Sustainability Priority in History Education’ (Ballarat, Vic)

Tasmanian History Teachers’ Association, Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English and Tasmanian Geography Teachers’ Association Conference: ‘“Inquiring that's Exciting”: Inquiry Method Approaches in the History Classroom’ and ‘Powerful Curriculum Priorities and Perspectives’ workshops (Launceston, Tasmania)

Tertiary History Educators’ Association of Australia, Signature Pedagogies of History Teaching: History Education in Public and Formal Education Contexts Symposium: ‘“Professionally Powerful”: Australia’s HTAs’ paper (University of Newcastle, NSW)

University of Leeds Care after the First World War Conference: “Our Grief and Obligations”: Reality and Rhetoric in in an Australian Education Department in the Early Post-War World’ paper (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)

Yass & District Historical Society Whole Histories Conference: ‘“Writing that’s Exciting”: Broadening our Perspectives and Sources in Australian History’ paper (Galong, NSW)

Yass & District Historical Society Writers’ Retreat: ‘“Exciting Writing”: Bringing Words to Life’ two days solo of writers’ workshops (Galong, NSW)


AHA Entangled Histories Conference, ‘“Mobilities Mapped”: War and Geography Lessons in Australian Schools, 1914-18’ paper (University of Newcastle, NSW)

Balwyn Historical Society: “’Our Balwyn Schools and the War”: Victoria's Education Department and the Great War, 1914-18’ paper (Balwyn, Vic)

Suzanne Boatto, Sarah Cammarano, Shehani Rukanayake & Rosalie Triolo,’Teachers, Historical Societies and Primary School Children: “Doing History”’, FAHS Newsletter, no. 43, June 2017, pp 14-15, at

Darwin Defenders and Shrine of Remembrance 75th Anniversary of the Bombing and Defence of Darwin: ‘When the War Came to Australia’ public address, at

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria and HTAV Primary Conference: ‘Best Practice History Teaching’ workshop (Melbourne, Vic)

HTAA Annual National Conference: 'Writing and Publishing in Australian History' workshop and 'Queensland Schools, the Great War and the First Anzac  School Paper' paper (Brisbane, Queensland)

HTAV Annual Conference: 'Writing and Publishing Local History' and 'Historical Concepts, Skills, Knowledge, Capabilities' workshops (Melbourne, Vic)

HTAV Middle Years' Conference: ‘“Marvellous Melbourne” and the RHSV’ walking tour and RHSV exhibition preview, with commentary (Melbourne, Vic)

History Teachers' Association of Western Australia Annual Conference: ‘Turning Points in History’ panel, and ‘Being Capable with the General Capabilities’ and ‘Our Western Australian Schools and the Great War’ workshops (Perth, Western Australia)

Monash Education Academy Learning Lunchbox: ‘Broader Definitions of Being Educators’ paper (Caulfield, Vic)

Mount Alexander Shire Heritage Festival: 'Writing Local History: New Perspectives' sole presenter of series of writers’ workshops (Castlemaine, Vic)

NCETP Professional Learning Day: ‘Broadening our Perspectives’ workshop (Canberra, ACT)

Rosalie Triolo, ‘If you were to Create a Christmas Decoration that Represented your Local Community and its History, What would you Create?'', FAHS Newsletter, no. 44, December 2017, pp 22-23, at

Rosalie Triolo, Helen Doyle & Katya Johanson, Writing and Publishing Local History: A Guide for First-Time Authors and Historical Societies, Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) and Federation of Australian Historical Societies (FAHS), Melbourne, 2017, also available online at:


Australian Capital Territory Museums and Gallery Education Network: ‘Broadening our Perspectives’ and ‘Locating and Using New Sources’ workshops (Canberra, ACT)

AHA From Boom to Bust Conference: ‘“Enduring Colonial Legacies”: British Illustrations and Photographs in the School Paper, 1914-18’ paper (Ballarat, Vic)

ANZHES Annual Conference: ‘Lessons Learned for the Great War?: Victoria’s Education’s Department and the Boer War’ paper (Melbourne, Vic)

Brighton Cemetery Historical Society: ‘“Sunshine and Shadows”: Victoria's State Schools and No.11 Australian General Hospital Caulfield, 1914-19’ paper (Caulfield, Vic)

Canterbury Historical Society: ‘Our Canterbury Schools and the Great War’ paper (Canterbury, Vic)

Heidelberg Historical Society: ‘The Great War and its Impact on the Schools of the Heidelberg Shire’ paper (Heidelberg, Vic)

HTAA Annual National Conference: ‘Educating History Teachers panel and ‘Powerful Priorities: Easy Infusions’ workshop (Sydney, NSW)

HTAV Annual Conference: ‘Indigenous Cross-Curriculum Priority: Years 9-10’ workshop (Melbourne, Vic)

HTAV Middle Years Conference: ‘Generating STEAM in History’ workshop (Melbourne, Vic)

GHTANT Professional Learning Day: ‘Taking it to the Territory: Thinking Historically’ sole presenter of series of workshops (Darwin, NT)

Legacy Victoria: ‘Remembering School Days of the Great War' paper (Melbourne, Vic)

NCETP Professional Learning Day: ‘Priorities, Perspectives, Primary Sources’ workshop (Canberra, ACT)

RHSV: ‘Writing Local History’ sole-presenter of series of workshops (Melbourne, Vic)

United Kingdom National Archives Voices of the Home Front Conference: ‘“Our Schools and the War’: The Short and Long-Term Consequences of the Great War on Daily Life in Australian Schools, 1914-1920’ paper (London, UK)

University of Bolzano (Italy) visiting scholar faculty seminar: ‘“Hidden Languages!” The German schools in Australia before and during the Great War, 1914-18” - „Bildungsbiographien im peripheren Räumen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts“ paper (University of Bolzano, Italy).

Research interests

Supervision interests

  • History Education
  • History of Australian Education
  • World War I Australian Overseas and Home Front experiences
  • Australian History
  • Twentieth Century World History

Research area keywords

  • History Education
  • History of Australian Education
  • World War I Australian Home Front
  • Australian History
  • Twentieth Century World History

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 1995 2017

Writing and publishing local history: A guide for first-time authors and historical societies

Triolo, R., Doyle, H. & Johanson, K., 2017, Melbourne, Victoria [Australia]: Royal Historical Society of Victoria. 83 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookOther

'Doing all that is possible': women state school teachers, girls and preferred contributions to Victoria's war effort, 1914-1918

Triolo, R. J., 2015, In : Victorian Historical Journal. 86, 1, p. 83 - 103 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

'Keeping your eyes on Germany': Victoria's School Paper and complicated relationships with 'the Germans', 1910-18

Triolo, R. J., 2015, In : The La Trobe Journal. 96, p. 135 - 151 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

President's report

Triolo, R. J., 2013, In : Agora. 48, 1, p. 3 - 3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

Australians in World War I: Home front

Triolo, R. J. & Secker, L. (ed.), 2012, p. 12 - 12. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract