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As a young man, William H. (‘Will’) Ogilvie spent 12 years in outback Australia, ‘horse-breaking, droving, mustering and camping out on the vast plains’ before returning home to Scotland in 1901 (See Clement Semmler, 'Ogilvie,…

‘Rivals’ is an interesting attempt by medievalist writer Victor Daley to transform what must have been a fairly commonplace incident at that time into something more than it seems. The poem describes a young man, Sir Valour, taking leave…

Henry Lawson produced several interrelated medieval poems c. 1908 which The Bulletin published. ‘Because of her Father’s Blood’ is the third poem of the Sir William series. While the knight is away crusading his aunt, Dame Ruth, is…

This article in the Melbourne newspaper The Argus in 1926 describes the invention of a one-man tank. The report is based on photographs published in the London newspaper the Daily Telegraph. It describes the tank as reintroducing ‘the medieval…

This 1924 article in the Hobart based newspaper The Mercury advertises two performances of the pantomine 'Robin Hood' at the Bijou Theatre. The performances were held 'by special request' following an earlier successful season. The pantomine is…

This piece titled “Robin Hood” in the ‘Amusements’ section of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper appeared on June 30, 1928. It brings to attention a new production of the comic/light opera Robin Hood at the Sydney…

This pear case label for Viking Brand Fancy Grade Pears is approximately A4-size. It probably dates from 1938 or 1939 (see link below). Viking Brand were exported by W.H. Ikin & Son in Hobart and the produce was from Tasmania. The advert depicts…

This 1903 Bulletin cover by Hop, which lampoons NSW politicians Sir George Reid (the Freetrade advocate) and Sir Joseph Carruthers (illustrated here holding a copy of his reform policy), draws on medievalism by depicting them as saints in stylised…