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A close-up image of the rose window on the front facade of St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia. The front of the Cathedral is believed to have been modelled on the church of St Jean-Baptiste de Belleville in Paris, while the lower…

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…

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 view of Beehive Corner at the Western end of Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia. This historic corner site was originally owned by John Rundle and has been known as ‘Beehive Corner’ since the 1840s. The Federation Gothic style building…

A view of Beehive Corner at the Western end of Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia. This historic corner site was originally owned by John Rundle and has been known as ‘Beehive Corner’ since the 1840s. The Federation Gothic style building…

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…

Amongst the comics and list of pen friends on page 6 of the Supplement in Adelaide’s The Mail newspaper on July 5, 1947, was a copied drawing of a Viking ship under full sail by Brian Bowley, aged 11. Images of Viking-style ships are known from…