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Image of a recreationist knight wearing a ‘Great Helm’ style helmet at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The Great Helm is a cylindrical helmet that encloses the entire head, with a flat top and eye slits for vision. It was adopted as the predominant…

Image of London Court in Perth, Western Australia. London Court is an open air retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned in 1936 by WA entrepreneur Claude de…

Image of person in costume stamping initials into leather using the Viking alphabet, or Fuþark. Runic inscriptions are attested from c. 150 CE and were used by a number of ‘Germanic’ peoples. During the Viking Age (c. 800-1100) the Younger…

Images of “The Tournament of Armoured Knights” at London Court in Western Australia. In a window above the clock at the Hay Street entrance, these four mechanical knights joust at the chiming of every quarter hour on the clock. Each of the four…

Image of “The Tournament of Armoured Knights” at London Court in Western Australia. In a window above the clock at the Hay Street entrance, these four mechanical knights joust at the chiming of every quarter hour on the clock. Each of the four…

Aposter for the second and third year undergraduate course ‘Mythistory’ offered at The University of Western Australia. The course examines popular science fiction and fantasy films and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first…

This article from the Western Argus provides details of two clocks that were to be installed in London Court. After noting the accuracy of the clocks, which were designed to lose no more than a thousandth of a second per hour, the author provides a…

Images of ‘St George slaying the Dragon’ at London Court in Western Australia. Located in a window above the clock at the St George’s Terrace entrance to London Court, 'St George slaying the Dragon' is a feature consisting of animated figures…