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A travel report on page 4 of the Adelaide newspaper The Mail, on January 11, 1936. The report was written by artist and aviator Jeune Scott-Kemball who, with her mother, became the first South Australian women to visit Iceland. Despite its title, the…

Woden Valley is an area in the Australian capital Canberra. ‘Woden’ was the name chosen by Dr James Murray for his property of 2500 acres purchased in 1837. He named it after the Anglo-Saxon god Woden (the Norse/Viking form is Odin/OÞin) who, as…

A newspaper article on the front page of the Launceston newspaper Examiner on 26 July, 1949. The article reports on the voyage of the replica galley ‘Hugin’ from Denmark on its journey to Broadstairs in Kent, England. The Hugin had a crew of…

An article on page 4 of The Brisbane Courier newspaper on April 6, 1909. The article reports on an official welcome in Sydney Town Hall for returned Antarctic explorer Professor (Sir) Edgeworth David. In recounting the achievements of the expedition…

A review of the film The Viking on page 14 of the Adelaide newspaper ‘The Advertiser’ on October 17, 1929. The film was about Lief Eriksson, or Leif the Lucky, the leader of possibly the first group of Europeans to reach North America. The review…

A short article with photograph on page 22 of the Hobart newspaper ‘The Mercury’ on September 5, 1953. The article reports the recent activities of the World War Two Norwegian resistance hero Lief Larsen. The article describes Larsen as a…

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…

A newspaper article on page 2 of the Broken Hill newspaper Barrier Miner on 14 November, 1928. The article reports on the inaugural meeting of the Viking Club in Broken Hill. Held in the local Y.M.C.A., the meeting featured a lecture sex education…