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An article on page 4 of The Brisbane Courier newspaper on April 6, 1909. The article reports on an official welcome in Sydney Town Hall for returned Antarctic explorer Professor (Sir) Edgeworth David. In recounting the achievements of the expedition…

A review of the film The Viking on page 14 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Advertiser’ on October 17, 1929. The film was about Lief Eriksson, or Leif the Lucky, the leader of possibly the first group of Europeans to reach North America. The review…

An article on page 4 of the Brisbane Courier newspaper on July 10, 1908. The article is about the decision to make a Viking battleship (in other articles about the event it is referred to as a Viking Dragon Ship) the centre-piece of a church fête.…

A poem included in the ‘Poems and Rhymes’ section on page 4 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Register’ on August 31, 1918. The poem evokes the Norse gods Odin and Thor in its imagery of shipbuilding, specifically modern steel ships being built…

A poem by J.A. Fort published in the UK magazine The Spectator and reprinted on page 5 of the Adelaide newspaper The Register on September 25, 1926. The poem describes the attraction of going on a Viking raid by ship, including the knowledge that if…

A poem advertising the film ‘The Viking’ on page 6 of the Darwin newspaper, the Northern Territory Times on July 24, 1931. The poem mentions historical Viking Age Danish kings Gorm and his son Harald Bluetooth, and other terms associated with the…

A letter to the Pen Name Competition of the Western Mail newspaper, Perth, by Svensk Viking. The letter describes how the author chose their pen name as they grew up in Sweden (Svensk translates to ‘Swedish’) listening to older children read…