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This article from The West Australian in 1937 reports on a number of new knighthoods awarded as part of the King’s Coronation Honours. For the first time, the article informs readers, the recipients were ‘dubbed’ by the…

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) dressed in armour in preperation for the SCA 'College Challenge' tournament. In Perth, Western Australia, there are only two chapters of the SCA which are based in colleges (St. Basil (UWA) or St.…

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) clad in armour in preperation for the SCA 'College Challenge' tournament. In Perth, Western Australia, there are only two chapters of the SCA which are based in colleges (St. Basil (UWA) or St.…

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…

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…

This poem, which is best described as “an anti-nostalgic demystification of chivalric heroism” (Louise D’Arcens, Old Songs in the Timeless Land: Medievalism in Australian Literature 1840-1910, Turnhout, Brepols, 2011, p.143), draws…