‘Home-made medieval war machine goes off with a bang’

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Title

‘Home-made medieval war machine goes off with a bang’

Subject

ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ballista, counterweight trebuchet, crossbow, Hobart, Doug Pattison, performance, Carol Raabus, re-creation, siege, siege engine, Tas, Tasmania, trebuchet, war, website.

Description

This online article by Carol Raabus was posted in 2009 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Hobart page. It is about local man Doug Pattison and his re-creation of siege engines. He has built a trebuchet, first used in the twelfth century, and a ballista (a large version of a crossbow), which was first used by the classical Greeks and remained popular until replaced by the trebuchet. Doug sometimes gives public performances of the weapons.

For the story, including a clip of the trebuchet in action, see http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2009/04/21/2548797.htm

Creator

Raabus, Carol

Publisher

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Date

April 21, 2009

Rights

Carol Raabus; Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Format

hyperlink

Files

Citation

“‘Home-made medieval war machine goes off with a bang’,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 21, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1099.