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This advertisement for the Burnie-Wynyard Medieval Festival appears on the Discover Tasmania website.The festival was presented by The Order of the Dragon’s Realm Inc and was the first open combat swordsmanship and jousting competition held in…

‘Tasmanian Gothic’ was an episode of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Compass television programme presented by Geraldine Doogue. The story was researched by Wendy Boynton and aired on June 24, 2012 to celebrate the 200th…

The anonymous online article ‘Living by the sword’ appears in volume 4 of the Leatherwood Online – Tasmania’s Journal of Discovery website and was posted in June/July 2007. It is about professional swordsman Stephen Hand of…

This poster advertises two performances of Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ by the Evandale Village Singers in late October 2012 at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Evandale. Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ is a…

This interest piece from the Western Mail in 1954 introduces readers to Saltbush Bill, a travelling Australian folk band created and led by Queenslander William Rawle. The article likens the band to the troubadours of the medieval period, because…

A monument to Sir John Eardley Wilmot (1783-1847) is situated in St David’s Park (previously a cemetery), Hobart. Wilmot was Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (ie. Tasmania) between 1843 and 1847 and died of an undiagnosed illness after…

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) dressed in armour in preperation for the SCA 'College Challenge' tournament. In Perth, Western Australia, there are only two chapters of the SCA which are based in colleges (St. Basil (UWA) or St.…

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) clad in armour in preperation for the SCA 'College Challenge' tournament. In Perth, Western Australia, there are only two chapters of the SCA which are based in colleges (St. Basil (UWA) or St.…