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In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald, the medieval themes of chivalry and gallantry are combined with anglicised Australian animal icons. In the comic, a dream is depicted in which Kaark the Crow imagines himself as a…

This article from the Junior Argus section of Melbourne newspaper The Argus describes what the author regards as 'strange' methods for ascertaining guilt or innocence in the medieval past. Short of finding reputable people to swear to a person’s…

This photograph of a replica medieval monastery was featured in Melbourne newspaper The Argus in 1937. It was constructed by student teachers at the Teachers Training College as part of an exhibition of works, and was designed as a modelling task for…

A newspaper advertisement for an Australian "Medievalist" religion, founded by Dr. Charles Strong. About Charles Strong:Charles Strong (1844-1942) was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, the third son of Reverend David Strong. After travelling in Australia,…

This article from The Argus newspaper provides a report of an Eight Hours procession through the streets of Melbourne in 1887, during which at least 50 different trades were represented. It makes note of the increasing size and elaborateness of the…

A photograph on page 10 of the Melbourne newspaper The Argus. Pictured is a newlywed couple under the title 'Medieval Headdress'. The title refers to the headdress, which incorporates a veil and perhaps a small crown, worn by the bride. The headdress…

A photograph of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney that most likely dates from between 1920 and 1925. St Andrew’s Cathedral is located on George Street in Sydney and is part of the Town Hall group of buildings. It is the oldest cathedral in…

A photograph of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney dating from c.1895. St Andrew’s functions as the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney and is the oldest cathedral in Australia. Construction of the cathedral was completed in 1868, and it was…