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An image taken at the Kryal Castle model Medieval Torture display. This mannequin is being tortured using a rat in a cage, an effective form of capital punishment used in the Middle Ages.

About Kryal Castle:

Located 8km from Ballarat in…

This photographic artwork by Australian artist Fiona Hall belongs to a series titled ‘Illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy’. It is held by The National Gallery of Australia and depicts a scene from canto XIII of Dante…

An image taken at the Kryal Castle model Medieval Torture display. The mannequins have been chained to the wall as prisoners in a medieval 'torture chamber.'

About Kryal Castle:

Located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria, Kryal Castle is a local…

An image taken at the Kryal Castle model Medieval Torture display. This mannequin is being tortured upon the breaking wheel, an effective form of capital punishment used in the Middle Ages.

About Kryal Castle:

Located 8km from Ballarat in…

In this article from the Kalgoorlie Western Argus, an opening statement about the strength and integrity of the County Court bench in 1900 is contrasted with comments about the incompetence of former members of the judiciary. Four judges are…

In the second half of this article, an excerpt from the Geraldton Express discussing the Royal Commission into the penal system in Western Australia is reprinted. The Commission, it asserts, had already succeeded in awaking public opinion to the need…

This article from the Junior Argus section of Melbourne newspaper The Argus describes what the author regards as 'strange' methods for ascertaining guilt or innocence in the medieval past. Short of finding reputable people to swear to a person’s…