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An image of a tower at Kryal Castle. A tourist attraction located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria, Kryal Castle was built in 1972 (opened in 1974) by Keith Ryall.

Described as ‘Australia’s unique medieval castle’, Kryal Castle can also be…

An image of a person jousting at Kryal Castle in Ballarat. Jousting was a popular medieval and Renaissance sport from the thirteenth century, and is often associated with the chivalric ideal.

About Kryal Castle:

Located 8km from Ballarat in…

In this cartoon from The Bulletin in 1894 a serious-faced Edmund Fitzgibbon, fully-armoured and seated astride a caparisoned Kangaroo instead of a steed, charges off to give battle to an unnamed adversary. On a handy perch (a sign pointing to India),…

This full-page illustration by the Bulletin’s American-born cartoonist Livingston Hopkins (aka ‘Hop’), pokes fun at some of Australia’s prominent political figures. The 25 June 1887 issue of the Bulletin reviewed Queen Victoria’s Golden…

This photograph shows banners advertising the ‘Love and Devotions: from Persia and beyond’ exhibition at the State Library of Victoria. The banners form an image taken from a Persian manuscript. The exhibition features Persian manuscripts…

This is another cheeky comment from Bulletin cartoonist Tom Durkin, directed at the reputedly self-important chairman of the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works, E. G. Fitzgibbon. In the cartoon Fitzgibbon is throwing a temper tantrum over…

Two interior photographs of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Features include stained glass windows, including the Great Window installed in 1867 (photograph 3), a vaulted ribbed ceiling, window tracery, and internal arches featuring…

These two photographs show the entrance to St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria. The elaborate porch has an arched entrance and includes sculptures of human heads as well as a tracery grill. St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral was designed…