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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 46 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on May 26, 1932. The public interest piece reports on the decision of the Norwegian government to reconstruct the Viking-Age Gokstad ship from the pieces recovered during excavation. It…

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…

An article on page 8 of the Brisbane Courier newspaper on December 29, 1930. The article reports on the forthcoming excavations of the main Viking trading centre of the ninth to eleventh centuries, Hedeby. The site is now in northern Germany in South…

An article on page 3 of the Brisbane newspaper The Courier-Mail on October 4, 1951. The article ‘Modern Viking Family Here’ reports on a Norwegian family who had sailed to Queensland in search of a pleasant place to live. Their origin and sailing…

A report on the recently completed office building Viking House on page 38 of the Perth newspaper the Western Mail on February 28, 1913. The building, which no longer survives, is described as being ‘a replica of early Gothic’ and was designed by…