Viking Dragon Ship

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Title

Viking Dragon Ship

Subject

Brisbane, brooch, Lady Chelmsford, Christiana, dragon, Ivar, Norway, QLD, Queensland, The Queenslander, recreation, shield, ship, Viking, Vikings

Description

A newspaper article about a Viking Dragon Ship on page 29 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on 18 July, 1908. The recreation ship filled up most of St Paul’s Hall and included shields with emblems along its sides, a prow consisting of a dragon with ‘open mouth, blazing eye-balls, and golden horns’. Another shield (perhaps in place of a sail) was on a pole in the centre of the ship and hoisted during the opening ceremony. Stalls draped in Viking colours were set up around the sides of the ship. Accompanying the ship were people in Viking dress and pseudonyms. The opening was presided over by Lady Chelmsford, who had seen a real Viking ship in Christiana, Norway. The article states that the Viking dead were placed in ships and the whole then set on fire. After accepting a Viking brooch from ‘Ivar’, the Vikings gave a war-cry and Lady Chelmsford thanked Ivar in Norwegian.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Queenslander

Date

18 July 1908

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Viking Dragon Ship,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/589.