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This article from ‘Psychic Australia’ in March 1977 by Rex Gilroy claims that Norse/Scandinavian sailors visited the South Pacific and northern Australia. The article, ‘Vikings Visited Cairns’’, is now freely available…

Europa Re-Enactment Association Inc. are a living history group based at Springwood in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. The group focus on the period of Viking rule of the city of Jorvik (York) in northern England from 876-954. They re-enact such…

David McKee Wright draws inspiration from the journeys of the Vikings across the North Sea in this poetic martial ‘ditty’ that brims with national pride: Australia with her bright hair glowingHas her eye on the furrows of the deep [...]…

‘Prospect Good’ was the nom de plume of the gold prospector, fossicker, and bush poet, Francis William Ophel. This poem, ‘The Sagamen,’ is filled with vivid imagery drawn in the style of Old Icelandic sagas (Louise…

Valhalla Icecream is made in the Hobart suburb of Moonah. As seen on this advertising sign, the company’s logo features the side profile of the head of a Viking warrior on a red shield. The warrior wears a helmet with wings, a notion popular in…

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…

Woden Valley is an area in the Australian capital Canberra. ‘Woden’ was the name chosen by Dr James Murray for his property of 2500 acres purchased in 1837. He named it after the Anglo-Saxon god Woden (the Norse/Viking form is Odin/OÞin) who, as…

A poem included in the ‘Poems and Rhymes’ section on page 4 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Register’ on August 31, 1918. The poem evokes the Norse gods Odin and Thor in its imagery of shipbuilding, specifically modern steel ships being built…