A Knight and his Lady, University Commemoration Day ("Commem") through streets

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Title

A Knight and his Lady, University Commemoration Day ("Commem") through streets

Subject

armour, chain mail, chainmail, “Commem Day”, commemoration, costume, custom, fancy dress, “Festival Day”, festivities, helmet, horse, knight, knights, knighthood, chivalry, lady, medieval costume, medieval dress, medieval romance, romance, NSW, 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 two Sydney university students participating in the “Commem Day” street parade in 1937, taken by renowned Australian photographer Sam Hood. The two students in the photograph appear on horseback and in costume; a male student is dressed as a medieval knight complete with chainmail, a helmet and a shield, and a female student dons an imitation medieval style dress and hat. “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 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_14970

Publisher

State Library of New South Wales

Date

19 May 1937

Rights

State Library of New South Wales

Format

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

Language

English

Files

Citation

“A Knight and his Lady, University Commemoration Day ("Commem") through streets,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/345.