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The Order of St Thomas of Acre was re-established in 2005 and is dedicated to both St Thomas of Acre and St Thomas of Canterbury. The original Hospitaller’s of St Thomas of Canterbury at Acre were founded by King Richard I (the Lionheart) of…

A photograph of a stall at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, which sells chain mail that has been hand-crafted according to the traditional medieval method. Some of the objects that can be bought are chainmail keyrings and chainmail jewellery.

About Kryal…

An image of an English knight statue at Kryal Castle in Ballarat.

About Kryal Castle:
Kryal Castle is a tourist attraction located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria. Described as ‘Australia’s unique medieval castle’, Kryal Castle can also be…

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,…

This article from The Argus in 1930 reports on the return to Melbourne of famed Australian mosaic and stained glass artist Mervyn Napier Wallace and his wife. Napier, whose mosaics in the Melbourne Town Hall and the National Gallery were already well…

This statue of William Wallace, the Scottish warrior famous for leading the defeat of English forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, stands in the Botanic Gardens in Ballarat, Victoria. Sculpted by Percival Ball of Melbourne and unveiled in…

The Abbotsford Convent, located in the inner city Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford, operated as a convent, reformatory and Magdalen Asylum from 1863 until the mid-1970s. The convent was run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic religious…

A view of Flinders Street Station, located at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Flinders Street station was designed by architects James Fawcett and HCP Ashworth, who won a competition to re-design the…