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A drawing of a heraldic shield redolent of medieval manuscript annotation found on the second last page of the Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth. Smyth (1750-1790) was the surgeon responsible for the women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet,…

A scanned copy of the journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth held by the National Library of Australia. Smyth was the surgeon responsible for the women convicts on the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet, from 22 March 1787 – 8 August 1789. The journal contains…

Sir Kaark the Crow is a children's comic strip that featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. Set in a medieval land of dragons, knights, wizards and a bad baron, it combined common medieval themes such as chivalry and gallantry with animal characters…

In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1947, Sir Kaark the crow escapes from the clutches of a hungry dragon by donning the armour of a knight who is bathing in a pool nearby. He is then asked to rescue the 'Lady in…

In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald, the medieval themes of chivalry and gallantry are combined with anglicised Australian animal icons. In the comic, a dream is depicted in which Kaark the Crow imagines himself as a…