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The Ashurst Memorial Window is in the west wall of St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart. It was created by the firm Burlison and Grylls in London and installed in 1872. The window is made up of three lancet windows with a figure in each: Adam,…

The Window of Old Testament is in St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart. It was created by the firm Burlison and Grylls in London and installed in 1872. The window is made up of three lancet windows with a figure in each: King David, King…

Victor Daley was an Irishman who came to Australia as a young man. He wrote romantic verse and was referred to by Vivian Smith as, “one of the most attractive poets of the nineties in Australia” (Vivian Smith, ‘Poetry’, The…

P.J. O’Reilly’s is an Irish pub in the Melbourne Building in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory. The logo of the business is a lion rampant (in profile standing erect with forepaws raised) commonly found in medieval heraldry. Their…

A photograph of a shield and axe in the blacksmith’s workshop at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. The shield is reminiscent of one found in the river Thames at Battersea, London. The shield is from pre-Roman Britain and is one of the best…

The Bell Tower, on the Swan River in Perth, houses the Swan Bells, including twelve medieval bells formally from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London. The bells are known to have existed in the fourteenth century and were…

Australian infantrymen taking part in the Lord Mayor's Procession march past Buckingham Palace, where King George V was taking the salute. The Lord Mayor's Procession began in 1215, when the citizens of London were allowed to elect a mayor for the…

Close-up images of the statutes of Gog and Magog, who strike the time hourly on Gaunt’s Clock in Melbourne’s Royal Arcade. According to the legend cited in the description under the clock, the mythological giants Gog and Magog were captured by…