Sir Kaark the Crow

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Title

Sir Kaark the Crow

Subject

Animal, Australian fauna, banquet, baron, cartoon, child, children, children's entertainment, chivalry, comic, comics, crow, damsel, dream, entertainment, feast, gallantry, knight, knighthood, Lady in Distress, magic, New South Wales, NSW, prince, Prince Gallant, Sir Kaark, spell

Description

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 medieval knight. He manages to distract the evil Baron from attacking Prince Gallant using a spell, and a medieval style banquet is thrown in celebration. The other characters in the dream include a generically named ‘Lady in Distress’, which was a common motif in chivalric tales.

Creator

Cunningham, Walter, and Neville, Ken

Source

National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18047893

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

6 August 1947

Rights

No Copyright

Type

comic

Citation

“Sir Kaark the Crow,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 30, 2017, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/23.