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The Esk Festival, also known as the Brisbane Valley Festival, is an annual single-day event held in the Queensland town Esk. A major component of the festival are displays of ‘Living History & Medieval Re-enactments’ which take place…

Black Wolf is a living history/re-enactment group based in the Queensland town of Allora. They are focus on the Crusades and Crusader experiences in the Middle East during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Their leader is ‘Duke Robert…

The Crimson Cog are a historical re-enactment group in New South Wales. They focus on the Hanseatic League in the years 1250-1300, particularly the city of Lübeck in northern Germany. The Hanseatic League were a confederation of merchant guilds…

Ulveflokk are a Viking re-enactment group based in Maleny, Queensland. It was established by Elizabeth (Hlif) of The Happy Viking store and Ulf. The group concentrate on the period 800-1100 and the interaction between Norse/Viking and Scottish Celtic…

This article from Brisbane publication The Worker rebukes derisive comments published by a London journalist mocking Australia’s legislation concerning workers as a reversion to medieval trade laws. Responding to McKenzie’s quip that…

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…

Image of a trade mark designed by William Wolfen & Co. for James Hennessy & Company Liquor. Depiction of an armoured knight's arm wielding a battleaxe.

A photograph from c. 1911 of a large crowd lining Argent Street in Broken Hill to watch a Labor Day procession of men carrying union banners. Union banners have a medieval predecessor in the banners used by guilds (an association of craftsmen in the…