Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society, New South Wales

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Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society, New South Wales

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James Adams, Anglo-Saxon, archery, armour, axe-throwing, battle, catapult, Celt, Crusades, Danelaw, Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society, England, fort, knife-throwing, knight, law, Medieval Martial Arts Association of Southern Sydney, New South Wales, Norman, NSW, re-enactment, Saracen, siege engine, sword, tournament, trebuchet, Viking, website.

Description

Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society are a New South Wales re-enactment group who own The Danelaw, a 120 acre property in a pine forest between Sydney and Canberra that is used by re-enactment groups. The property includes a fort, axe- and knife-throwing areas, a tournament ring, as well as trebuchet’s, a type of catapult used in siege warfare from the twelfth century. The Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society were formed in the mid-1980s by James Adams as the Medieval Martial Arts Association of Southern Sydney. They adopted the current name in 2002. Members re-enact warfare methods with authentic costumes and weapons from throughout the medieval period, including such groups as Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Crusaders, Normans, Saracens, and the knights of the High Middle Ages. The property is named after the Danelaw of England, that part of England conquered and settled by the Vikings in the second half of the ninth century, and where aspects of ‘Danish’ law were used.

For their website see http://www.danelaw.org.au/home.htm

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Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society Inc

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“Danelaw Medieval Fighting Society, New South Wales,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1044.