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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…

St Hubert’s vineyard in Coldstream, Victoria, was founded by Hubert de Castella in 1862. It is named after St Hubert, the ‘Apostle of Ardennes’ and patron saint of hunters. Born c.656, Hubert was the eldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine.…

This work by Australian artist Rupert Bunny was acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1996. It depicts the religious subject of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel descended from heaven to tell Mary that she would conceive the son of…

This commanding stairwell window by Ferguson & Urie (1872) is calculated to reflect the prosperity and good fortune of the original owner, James Fergusson. Fergusson was a Melbourne manufacturing stationer, and was at times a member of the…

One of two neo-romanesque with rounded heads and stylised borders designed by Frenchman Lucian Henry and manufactured by Goodlet & Smith for the Sydney Town Hall auditorium, at a time when national fervour was running high in the late nineteenth…

This work by English artist Arthur Hughes depicts the twelfth-century figure of Rosamund in the garden that King Henry II of England created for her at his royal residence in Oxfordshire. Rosamund was Henry’s mistress. She was reputedly poisoned in…

An advertisement for a scallop shell badge distributed by ‘Mainly Medieval’, an online re-enactor supplies company based in New South Wales. The scallop shell badge signifies that the wearer has completed the lengthy overland pilgrimage known in…

An advertisement for a replica thirteenth-century devotional candleholder distributed by ‘Mainly Medieval’, an online re-enactor supplies company based in New South Wales. In purified Christianised logic, the candle is a symbol of ‘devotion,’…