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Birka Traders was the online store created by Peter Beatson to sell his medieval metalwork. The collection included mainly jewellery and personal items such as belt buckles and strap ends, and focussed on the early medieval period, particularly the…

Awl Leather is a company started by craftsman Bruce Erskine in 1991 and based in the New South Wales town of Bellingen that creates leather goods. Amongst their collection are a number of medieval shoes, some of which are based on actual medieval…

The New England Medieval Arts Society (NEMAS) are a historical re-enactment group based in the New South Wales city of Armidale. The group concentrates on the fourth- to eleventh-century early medieval period (sometimes referred to as the ‘Dark…

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…

The online newspaper article ‘Border fight spells trouble for viking busker’ appears in the online version of The Age newspaper, having originally appearing in the Albury, Victoria, newspaper The Border Mail. The article reports on the arrest in…

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…

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 on page 7 of the Queensland newspaper The Brisbane Courier on 11 August, 1908. The article reports on the reopening of the Viking Dragon Ship at St Paul’s Hall, and the accompanying entertainment. Described as a ‘Viking…