Browse Items (4 total)

This short notice in The Chronicle in 1897 informs readers about a paper in which Edward Augustus Petherick, the head of Australian booksellers E.A. Petherick & Co., would argue that Australia was founded in the medieval period. His evidence, the…

The Bulletin, which was resolutely “anti-imperialist” in its outlook, published a range of verses, ballads and other “poems in which the Middle Ages were represented as despotic and barbaric” (Louise D’Arcens, Old Songs…

‘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…

This black and white photograph, taken by WA photographer Izzy Orloff in 1924, depicts a horse-drawn float taking part in a Druids procession in Perth in 1924. Being re-enacted on the float, the banner suggests, was the trial of Caractacus before the…