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Launceston Church Grammar School has two campuses in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston. The school crest, or coat of arms, features a shield with the image of a castle with crenelated parapets and square towers. Above the castle is an open…

This performance of an excerpt from Aucassin et Nicolette was performed by Alana Bennett on November 1, 2012 as part of her MEMS (Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Honours dissertation at the University of Western Australia. The four minute film…

The Festival of Hildegard was an educational event held at the Catholic Loreto College’s Centre for Theology and Ministry at St Mary’s College in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville, Victoria. The event ran from October 19-21, 2012, closing…

Stocatta School of Defence was established in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1998. The school teaches swordsmanship based on historical texts written between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries. Weapons taught include Highland broadsword, English…

This article from The Argus in 1955 quotes Mr W. A. Townsley, a lecturer in Political Science, on the outlook of Australian Universities as ‘still mediaeval’. Criticising lecturing on the reasoning that it turns out ‘poorly…

Information for primary and high school students about the history of medieval dance.

The Medieval Classroom website is the result of a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Scheme grant awarded by the Australian Catholic University to the ‘Arts and…

Ancient Arts Fellowship, Inc. is a medieval re-enactment group based in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. They focus on the ‘Dark Ages’, or early medieval period, especially the 8th century through to the Norman invasion of…

This photograph shows Alana Bennett playing a six stringed Phoenix Standard hurdy gurdy made by Helmut Gotschy in Germany (www.gotschy.com). The hurdy gurdy is a stringed instrument played by using a crank-turned wheel. It developed from fiddles and…