A Knight in The University of Sydney Commem Day Parade, 1937

Dublin Core

Title

A Knight in The University of Sydney Commem Day Parade, 1937

Subject

armour, chainmail, chain mail, “Commem Day”, commemoration, costume, custom, fancy dress, “Festival Day”, festivities, helmet, horse, knight, knights, chivalry, knighthood, medieval romance, romance, medieval costume, medieval dress, New South Wales, parade, pennant, procession, Sam Hood (1872-1953), shield, St George cross, street parade, students, Sydney, The University of Sydney, tradition, university

Description

Hyperlink to a photograph of a Sydney university student participating in the “Commem Day” street parade in 1937, taken by renowned Australian photographer Sam Hood. The student in the photograph appears on horseback and dressed as a medieval knight, complete with chainmail and a helmet. “Commem Day” was an annual procession orchestrated by students at The University of Sydney. It began as an impromptu concert performed by students waiting to have their degrees conferred in 1888, but developed into a separate festival involving a parade through the streets of Sydney in the early twentieth century. The last “Commem Day” parade was held in 1975.

Creator

Hood, Sam

Source

State Library of New South Wales, Digital Order No. hood_14975

Publisher

State Library of New South Wales, Hood Collection part I: Sydney streets, buildings, people, activities and events, c.1925-1955

Date

19 May 1937

Rights

State Library of New South Wales

Format

Hyperlink; Digitised photograph - 1 film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative)

Language

English

Files

Citation

“A Knight in The University of Sydney Commem Day Parade, 1937,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/341.