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An anonymous short story on page 47 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander in the ‘Children’s Playground’ section on 24 May, 1934. ‘The Viking’s Adventure’ is about a school trip to the beach and the adventure of a boys toy ship…

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…

The Wolf Letters, released in May 2011, is a debut historical thriller from Perth novelist Will Schaefer. The plot is a mystery that revolves around a stolen historical artefact (a wolf carved in jet) and two eighth-century letters found at the scene…

A 2011 undergraduate unit run by Associate Professor Frances Bonner in the School of English, Media and Art History at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. Week 7 of the unit uses Tolkien’s books informed by the early medieval…

An article by Dylan Welch in The Sydney Morning Herald about the Knights Templar in Australia. The article briefly outlines the origins of the order in the early twelfth century as protectors of Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, and its disbandment in…

A story by Samuel Hirsdon in the ‘3 Short Stories for Week-End Reading’ section of the Perth newspaper the Sunday Times on October 29, 1939. The story is about a group of Norsemen at sea (led by the curiously named Sir Ranulf, which does not…

An undergraduate unit taught by Louise D’Arcens at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. The unit begins with literature from the medieval period, including texts by Malory, Marie de France, the Gawain poet and Troubadours, Cervantes’…

In this notice about the upcoming programme for the Grand Theatre, a screening of the 1923 silent film “Under the Red Robe” is announced. The film is based on Stanley J. Weyman’s historical novel of the same name. The novel is …