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A report on the recently completed office building Viking House on page 38 of the Perth newspaper the Western Mail on February 28, 1913. The building, which no longer survives, is described as being ‘a replica of early Gothic’ and was designed by…

A story by Samuel Hirsdon in the ‘3 Short Stories for Week-End Reading’ section of the Perth newspaper the Sunday Times on October 29, 1939. The story is about a group of Norsemen at sea (led by the curiously named Sir Ranulf, which does not…

A highly romanticised article on page 46 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on 17 May, 1934. The article reports on a male Viking warrior grave uncovered in Sweden. Among the various grave-goods found was a sword made in England. This leads…

An article on page 7 of the Grafton, New South Wales newspaper, The Clarence and Richmond Examiner on December 19, 1903. The article reports the discovery of a Viking burial on the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Along with human,…

An article on page 3 of the Rockhampton, Queensland newspaper, Morning Bulletin on January 31, 1894. The article by J.O. Dawdson acts as a popular history of Norway during the Viking Age. It provides the meaning of the term ‘Viking’ (inlet-men)…

A poem advertising the film ‘The Viking’ on page 6 of the Darwin newspaper, the Northern Territory Times on July 24, 1931. The poem mentions historical Viking Age Danish kings Gorm and his son Harald Bluetooth, and other terms associated with the…

Amongst the comics and list of pen friends on page 6 of the Supplement in Adelaide’s The Mail newspaper on July 5, 1947, was a copied drawing of a Viking ship under full sail by Brian Bowley, aged 11. Images of Viking-style ships are known from…

A letter to the Pen Name Competition of the Western Mail newspaper, Perth, by Svensk Viking. The letter describes how the author chose their pen name as they grew up in Sweden (Svensk translates to ‘Swedish’) listening to older children read…