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This photograph shows a sign above the Viking Furniture shop in Mount Compass in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The sign depicts a Viking dragon ship, or longship, made of wood, featuring a dragon head and tail, mast, and shields along…

One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. The ornament on this roof creates a sea serpent effect, with its body coiling along the roof line and its head raised to look over the roof. Also known as…

One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments (although the house is now a medical practice) in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. This one features one of the most popular and enduring images of the medieval period, the winged dragon.…

Close-up image of the jarrah nave altar at St George’s Cathedral in Perth, Western Australia. The altar features a hand-carved knight and dragon against a St George shield to portray the St George legend. It was carved by Robin McArthur and…

Image of the St George and the Dragon bronze statue at the entrance to the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. The statue is the work of Viennese-born sculptor Joseph Edgar Boehm. It was purchased by the State Library of Victoria for the sum of…

A digital photograph of the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. One of the highlights of the parade was an appropriately green and scaly smoke breathing winged dragon on wheels pulled by a chain. Dragons are a popular element of the medieval…

A close-up digital photograph of the dragon in the parade at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale. Dragons are a popular element of the medieval period, occurring in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) literature, most famously in Beowulf, on the prows of some…

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…