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Abbey Museum and Medieval Festival


This website has two sections: one for the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the other for the Abbey Medieval Festival. The museum is located north of Brisbane and includes artefacts from various eras. Highlights from medieval Europe include a collection of stained glass from Winchester Cathedral in England, an Anglo-Saxon swastika brooch, and illuminated manuscripts. The two-day Medieval Festival takes place every year and features various stalls, performers and re-enactors.

Australian Castles


This informative website features photos and descriptions of castles, castle attractions, and gothic revival architecture, as well as a section on architectural features. One of the strenghts of the website is that there are examples from most Australian states.

Australian Popular Medievalism


The Australian Popular Medievalism website provides a database of over 250 Australian adult novels (works aimed at children and young adults are excluded) published between 1995 and 2010 which feature Europe in the Middle Ages as either a setting or a source for images and ideas. The project is run by Dr Kim Wilkins and is part of the AustLit Australian Popular Fictions Research Community.

The Australian Register of Living History Organisations


This website includes a comprehensive list of medieval re-enactment groups in Australia and New Zealand, and provides contact details and hyperlinks. The list is divided between Early Medieval, Middle Medieval, and Late Medieval.

The Camelot Project


Hosted by the University of Rochester, the Camelot Project is a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies and other useful information. It provides free online access to electronic versions of a number of Arthurian texts.

Europa Inventa


Europa Inventa is a database that indexes and provides details about manuscripts, art works and historic objects that date from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries and are held in Australasian collections. It currently contains information about 1,700 artworks and 300 medieval manuscripts held in the major Australian libraries, galleries and museums. It is one of the digital services developed for the ARC Research Network for Early European Research (NEER).

Screening the Past


A hyperlink to a special issue of Screening the Past , which examines the roles and representations of the medieval in photography and film.

The Hutt River Province Website


The official website for the Hutt River Principality includes information on the medieval aspects of this independent sovereign state north of Perth, including heraldry and photographs of members of the royal family in medieval-style robes.

The Pugin Foundation


A hyperlink to the website of the Pugin Foundation, which includes information and imagery associated with the early-Victorian English architect, designer and theorist, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852). This site focuses on his Australian works.