Statue of St George, St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia.

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Title

Statue of St George, St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia.

Subject

Anglican, Anglicanism, Anglican Cathedral, cathedral, Christian, Christianity, religion, religious, carving, Cathedral, chivalric tradition, dragon, hagiography, knight, legend, myth, mythology, Oberammergau, Perth, saint, saints, St George, Saint George, St. George, St George and the Dragon, St George’s Cathedral, statute, WA, Western Australia

Description

Images of the St George woodcarved statue in St George’s Cathedral, Western Australia. The statue was purchased from Oberammergau in 1970. Oberammergau is a town in Bavaria known for its woodcarvers and, perhaps more famously, it’s production of a passion play. The legend of St George slaying the dragon is Eastern in origin. It is thought to have been brought back to England by crusaders, where it was incorporated into the chivalric tradition. For more on the St George legend in Australia, see Andrew Lynch, “‘Thingless names’? The St George Legend in Australia”, The La Trobe Journal, vol.81, Autumn 2008, pp.40-52: http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-81/t1-g-t4.html).

Creator

Lynch, Andrew

Date

12 March 2008

Rights

Photographed with permission of the Dean, St George’s Cathedral

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Statue of St George, St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 17, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/383.