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Royal Engineer, Maj. Martel, invented a one-man tank that replicates the medieval knight in armour, with the addition of ‘caterpillar track legs’ and a ‘petrol engined heart’. The contraption is fashioned from car parts and farming…

Responding to an enquiry about an unusual plant specimen found in Cunderdin in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australian, the author of this article identifies the burrs and leaves as part of a Caltrop plant. The Caltrop plant was so named, it…

Image of hand-made shield and sword-like weapons used by an SCA member at the 'College Challenge' tournament. In Perth, Western Australia, there are only two chapters of the SCA which are based in colleges (St. Basil (UWA) or St. Lazarus (Murdoch…

This newspaper article from The Argus in 1935 reports on an amusing incident during a visit by Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons to Manchester, UK. Lyons was asked to pose with a medieval halberd for a photograph, which was mistakenly thought to…