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This article from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1937 relates the concerns and criticisms of Dr E. H. Molesworth, a lecturer in skin diseases at The University of Sydney, regarding the treatment of leprosy at the Coast Lazaret Hospital in the New South…

This short notice in The Chronicle in 1897 informs readers about a paper in which Edward Augustus Petherick, the head of Australian booksellers E.A. Petherick & Co., would argue that Australia was founded in the medieval period. His evidence, the…

This drawing of Robin Hood appeared on page 14 of the Rockhampton, Queensland, newspaper the Morning Bulletin on August 9, 1935. The drawing by Robert Cantle appears in the ‘Children’s Corner’ section of the newspaper and depicts…

‘Alfred Was Great King’ is an anonymous article that appeared in the Charters Towers, Queensland, newspaper The Northern Miner in 1954. The article is about the ninth-century Anglo-Saxon/English king Alfred of Wessex, or Alfred the Great.…

The 1949 article ‘Tasmania’s Historic Towers’ by M.S.R. Sharland appeared in the Hobart, Tasmania, based newspaper The Mercury. The article discusses a number of stand-alone towers in Tasmania, including two medieval-styled…

‘‘Thingless Names’? The St George Legend in Australia’ is an article by Andrew Lynch from The University of Western Australia. It appeared in the La Trobe Journal (No. 81, pp. 40-52) in Autumn 2008. The article briefly…

David McKee Wright draws inspiration from the journeys of the Vikings across the North Sea in this poetic martial ‘ditty’ that brims with national pride: Australia with her bright hair glowingHas her eye on the furrows of the deep [...]…

This intensely nostalgic medieval poem by E. J. Brady “is most distinctive for its unapologetic insertion of the chivalric into the local”, which becomes the source of unintended humour (Louise D’Arcens, Old Songs in the Timeless…