"Jest and Quip. Undergrads' Day Out. Mirth in City Streets"

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Title

"Jest and Quip. Undergrads' Day Out. Mirth in City Streets"

Subject

Brisbane, Brisbane Courier, "commem day", commemoration procession, jesters, "medieval mummers", mummery, mummer, Queensland, student pranks, university student, University of Queensland.

Description

This article taken from The Brisbane Courier in 1929 discusses undergraduate students from the University of Queensland taking to the streets on "Commem Day". The author compares them to medieval mummers.The anonymous author also explains that on commem day students put on the cap and bells of jesters. Jesters were pranksters and jokers often employed to provide entertainment, whilst mummers perform in comic 'mummers' plays'. Both of these traditions date back to the medieval period.

Creator

Anon.

Source

The National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21402277

Publisher

The Brisbane Courier

Date

04 May 1929, p.19

Rights

National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“"Jest and Quip. Undergrads' Day Out. Mirth in City Streets",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 19, 2020, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/58.