‘Melbourne Investiture: Honours Conferred with Sword’, The West Australian, 6 November 1937

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Title

‘Melbourne Investiture: Honours Conferred with Sword’, The West Australian, 6 November 1937

Subject

Accolade, authority, ceremony, chivalry, dubbing, Governor-General, honours, investiture, King’s Coronation Honours, knight, knighthood, letters patent, Lord Gowrie, pageantry, Parliament House, sword.

Description

This article from The West Australian in 1937 reports on a number of new knighthoods awarded as part of the King’s Coronation Honours. For the first time, the article informs readers, the recipients were ‘dubbed’ by the Governor-General, Lord Gowrie, at Parliament House during a ‘ceremony of medieval pageantry’. The ceremony was undertaken with the permission of the King, who was traditionally the only figure with the authority to confer honours with a sword. The act of dubbing involves a light blow to the shoulders of a kneeling recipient with the flat side of a sword. Dubbing is an essential part of the public investiture ceremony and dates to the medieval period.

Creator

Anon

Source

TROVE: National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41446579

Publisher

The West Australian

Date

6 November 1937, p.18

Rights

Copyright Expired

Format

Newspaper Article

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Citation

“‘Melbourne Investiture: Honours Conferred with Sword’, The West Australian, 6 November 1937,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1127.