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This article from The Register in 1915 traces the origins of Mothers’ Day celebrations to the medieval period, when adolescent children would be afforded a holiday from work on the fourth Sunday in Lent to ‘go a-mothering’. On such…

Australian Morris Ring is an organisation that represents Australian Morris dancers. It represents ‘sides’, or Morris dancing teams, in all Australian states and territories except the Northern Territory. The groups perform the Cotswold,…

The McLaren Vale, South Australia, company Maxwell Wines produce three varieties of Maxwell Mead. Their website explains that although mead was first drunk much earlier than the medieval period, it has a particularly strong association with…

Maypoles and the folk dance associated with them are a popular event, often involving children, at festivals throughout Australia. The origins, and possible symbolism, of Maypole dancing are uncertain but they can be traced back at least as far as…

An image showing examples of neo-gothic windows at of the Mitchell Building, The University of Adelaide. The lower row of windows shows sets of twin lancet windows separated by a stone column, while the upper level windows comprise pairs of trefoil…

A close-up of the upper level of the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. The Mitchell Building was designed by South Australian architect Willliam McMinn in the Victorian Academic Gothic style and constructed between 1879 and 1881. In…

An image of the entrance porch to the Mitchell Building at The University of Adelaide. Large lancet openings surrounded by decorative hood moulding lead from all three sides to entrance, which consists of a wooden door topped with a rose window and…

A detail of the decorative stone tracery surrounding the lancet archways leading into the entrance porch at the Mitchell Building, The University of Adelaide. This is an example of blind tracery (because it is applied to the stone wall and no glass…