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This is one of a series of pre-action photographs taken by photographer Richard Taylor at Nurragingy Reserve in 2011. It shows an ‘old warrior’ displaying steely determination to survive a potentially dangerous encounter. The subject of the…

This photo, taken by photographer Wendi Donaldson at the Gumeracha Medieval Fair in South Australia in May 2011, provides a unique glimpse of a ‘living’ early medieval warrior (who could be from almost anywhere in Europe). It depicts a…

Image of the colourful mosaic in the centre of a Great War Memorial Cross situated in the grounds of St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia. The mosaic depicts a warrior armed with a shield and a lance, and draws on a number of different…

An image of a Great War Memorial Cross situated in the grounds of St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia. The colourful mosaic in the centre of the cross depicts a warrior armed with a shield and a lance, and draws on a number of…

An article in the New York Times on September 19, 1915, advocating the use of armor/armour and citing the example of Ned kelly. The article was written by Bashford Dean, Curator of Armor at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Professor Dean notes…

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 black and white photograph from the Laurie Payne Collection of Theatrical Photographs (held by the National Library of Australia), actors Laurie Payne and Tony Hughes in their costumes for the musical Camelot are pictured with an unnamed man…

This article from The Argus newspaper provides a report of an Eight Hours procession through the streets of Melbourne in 1887, during which at least 50 different trades were represented. It makes note of the increasing size and elaborateness of the…