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An article by Dylan Welch in The Sydney Morning Herald about the Knights Templar in Australia. The article briefly outlines the origins of the order in the early twelfth century as protectors of Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, and its disbandment in…

An article on page 8 of the Melbourne newspaper The Argus on September 9, 1922. The article corrects a previous article in The Argus that reported, based on accounts in American newspapers, that a Viking warrior had been found frozen in an iceberg…

An article on page 46 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on May 26, 1932. The public interest piece reports on the decision of the Norwegian government to reconstruct the Viking-Age Gokstad ship from the pieces recovered during excavation. It…

A poem included in the ‘Poems and Rhymes’ section on page 4 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Register’ on August 31, 1918. The poem evokes the Norse gods Odin and Thor in its imagery of shipbuilding, specifically modern steel ships being built…

A poem by J.A. Fort published in the UK magazine The Spectator and reprinted on page 5 of the Adelaide newspaper The Register on September 25, 1926. The poem describes the attraction of going on a Viking raid by ship, including the knowledge that if…

An article on page 8 of the Brisbane Courier newspaper on December 29, 1930. The article reports on the forthcoming excavations of the main Viking trading centre of the ninth to eleventh centuries, Hedeby. The site is now in northern Germany in South…

An advertisement on page 15 of the Perth newspaper ‘Western Mail’ on September 8, 1899. The advert is for unsweetened milk made by Henri Nestle in the ‘highlands’ of Norway and sold by Preston and Co. in Fremantle, Western Australia. The…

An article on page 3 of the Brisbane newspaper The Courier-Mail on October 4, 1951. The article ‘Modern Viking Family Here’ reports on a Norwegian family who had sailed to Queensland in search of a pleasant place to live. Their origin and sailing…