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This interest piece from The West Australian in 1953 discusses the symbolic use of animals in roman legends and medieval fables, and their anthropomorphic investment with human characteristics. Using an incident in New South Wales where a circus…

A hyperlink to the Myspace music profile for Australian metal band, Knightqueste. Based in Wollongong, New South Wales, Knightqueste have utilised elements of a typically 'masculinised' medieval past. In particular, there is a strong focus on…

An image of a record found in a York secondhand store featuring the soundtrack to the popular 1967 film "Camelot." An example of the popularity, commerciality and timelessness of Arthurian legends, the film was a box office hit in the West. The film…

Level 3 undergraduate unit ‘Romancing the Medieval’ coordinated by Stephanie Trigg at the University of Melbourne. The unit covers a variety of genres of medieval literature, as well as post-16th century works that re-create or revive medieval…

Second year undergraduate unit ‘The Anglo-Saxon World’ coordinated by G.J. Tulloch at Flinders University. Although the unit focuses on Anglo-Saxon literature of the eighth to eleventh centuries, including an introduction to the Old English…

A member of the public dressed as the iconic wizard Gandalf from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Like the Merlin figure in Arthurian legend, the character of Gandalf is a sage. He harbours power through wisdom and…

Born in Victoria, Saltbush Bill was dubbed ‘Knight of the Stockwhip’ and travelled throughout Australia performing feats with the stockwhip. The royal family invited him to perform for them in London at Buckingham Palace, which he did. He was…

The ‘new phenomenon’ of women participating in sport post World War I is discussed at length. The writer argues that women are physically capable of participating in some sports. The counterpoints to this argument are that they could suffer a…