'Kryal Castle Dwarf'

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Title

'Kryal Castle Dwarf'

Subject

Kryal Castle, castle, crenelation, drawbridge, gate, Kryal Castle, moat, porticullis, Keith Ryall, tourism, tower, battlements, leisure, recreation, re-creation, entertainment, functions, Ballarat, Melbourne, VIC, Victoria, dwarf, dwarves, little people, imp, royal court, court, royalty, royal, jester, statue, figure

Description

An image of the 'Kryal Castle Dwarf' behind glass at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, Victoria. According to the description alongside the figure, the Kryal Castle Dwarf was inspired by the medieval period, when "little people...traveled from Court to Court, Castle to Castle" as entertainers for the Royal Court.

About Kryal Castle:
Kryal Castle is a tourist attraction located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria. Described as ‘Australia’s unique medieval castle’, Kryal Castle can also be hired for weddings, conferences, functions, and special events. It was built in 1972 and opened in 1974 by Keith Ryall. Its medieval architectural features include crenellation, a moat, and a defended gate with flanking towers, drawbridge and a porticullis.

Creator

Jeffrey, N.

Date

2007

Rights

Image used with the permission of N. Jeffrey

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“'Kryal Castle Dwarf',” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/765.