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These photographs are of advertising for the Extraordinary Stories exhibition at the Perth branch of the Western Australian Museum. The signs feature a photograph of a queen piece from the twelfth century Isle of Lewis chess set found in modern-day…

A newspaper article about a Viking Dragon Ship on page 29 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on 18 July, 1908. The recreation ship filled up most of St Paul’s Hall and included shields with emblems along its sides, a prow consisting of…

An article on page 2 of the Launceston newspaper the Examiner on September 2, 1908. The anonymous public interest article reports on the recent excavation of the Oseberg ship in Norway. The article describes the ninth-century burial ship, found under…

An illustrated story on page 48? Of the Brisbane newspaper, The Queenslander, published on 23 November, 1907. The story by Jennie Hall is about a young Viking from Denmark named Olaf who, as the youngest son, has to ‘go a-Viking’ (raiding) in…

A review of the film The Viking on page 14 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Advertiser’ on October 17, 1929. The film was about Lief Eriksson, or Leif the Lucky, the leader of possibly the first group of Europeans to reach North America. The review…

A short article with photograph on page 22 of the Hobart newspaper ‘The Mercury’ on September 5, 1953. The article reports the recent activities of the World War Two Norwegian resistance hero Lief Larsen. The article describes Larsen as a…

An article on page 46 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on May 26, 1932. The public interest piece reports on the decision of the Norwegian government to reconstruct the Viking-Age Gokstad ship from the pieces recovered during excavation. It…

An advertisement on page 15 of the Perth newspaper ‘Western Mail’ on September 8, 1899. The advert is for unsweetened milk made by Henri Nestle in the ‘highlands’ of Norway and sold by Preston and Co. in Fremantle, Western Australia. The…