"Torture Wheel" at Kryal Castle

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Title

"Torture Wheel" at Kryal Castle

Subject

wheel, breaking wheel, capital punishment, punishment, torture, Kryal Castle, castle, Keith Ryall, tourism, tower, battlements, leisure, recreation, re-creation, entertainment, functions, Ballarat, Melbourne, VIC, Victoria, barbarism, cruelty

Description

An image taken at the Kryal Castle model Medieval Torture display. This mannequin is being tortured upon the breaking wheel, an effective form of capital punishment used in the Middle Ages.

About Kryal Castle:

Located 8km from Ballarat in Victoria, Kryal Castle is a local tourist attraction. Described as ‘Australia’s unique medieval castle’, Kryal Castle can 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

2010

Rights

Image used with the permission of N. Jeffrey

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“"Torture Wheel" at Kryal Castle,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/841.