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An engraving featured in The Illustrated Australian News of a design for the Federal Coffee Palace in West Melbourne. The gothic style of the design is very typical of nineteenth century architecture in Australia and other nations with British…

Federated Municipal Employees depicted with a FME banner drawn by four horses at a trade union parade in Ballarat, 1920. Some historians consider trade unions to be the successors of medieval guilds. For information regarding the Federated Municipal…

Wood Engraving by Frederick Grosse (1866) depicting the 1866 procession which started at the Trades Hall, Carlton and finished at the North Botanical Gardens, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the eight hours movement.

In this article concerning the sale of a yearling racehorse in Melbourne, the sire is identified as a horse named “Medieval Knight”. The colt was offered for sale by Alan Lechte in Messrs William Inglis and Son’s yearling catalogue in 1939.…

An article on page 11 of the Melbourne newspaper The Argus in September 1937. The article reports on two benches in Berlin in Nazi Germany being painted yellow for use by Jews. The article says that the decision recalled an edict in the medieval…

A lengthy illustrated article by John Russell Parry about gargoyles in Melbourne that appeared in the Melbourne newspaper The Argus on August 10, 1929. The article provides the etymology of 'gargoyle', derived from Latin via Old French, and explains…

This plaster model for a gargoyle depicts the head of a koala. The plaster model was created in the studio of William Leslie Bowles in Melbourne with the assistance of sculptor, Ray Ewers. In 1940 and 1941 the plaster cast was used as the template…

This plaster model for a gargoyle depicts the face of an opossum. The plaster model was created in the studio of William Leslie Bowles in Melbourne with the assistance of sculptor, Ray Ewers. In 1940 and 1941 the plaster cast was used as the template…