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To describe everyday life in colonial Australia as entirely rural-based in 1900 would be misleading, for the country’s major urban centres, particularly Sydney and Melbourne, housed much of the population and fuelled its commercial vitality…

An image of a person jousting at Kryal Castle in Ballarat. Jousting was a popular medieval and Renaissance sport from the thirteenth century, and is often associated with the chivalric ideal.

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Located 8km from Ballarat in…

An image of a Kryal Castle knight preparing for a Jousting display at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, Victoria. Jousting was a popular medieval and Renaissance sport from the thirteenth century, and is often associated with the chivalric ideal.

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This poem is an example of the satirical verses published by The Bulletin to ridicule the perceived “opportunistic and self-serving” collaborative association between former political opponents (aka ‘rivals’), Sir Henry Parkes, and Sir John…

This online biography of Rod Walker appears on the History.com website for the television show Full Metal Jousting. Rod, a founding member of the International Jousting Association, is one of the coaches on the show. The show is a televised jousting…

Full Tilt is a jousting entertainment company run by Rod Walker based in the New South Wales city of Bathurst. They can be hired for events wherein performers dressed as medieval knights perform feats of swordplay before they put on a jousting…

An image of Kryal Castle knights preparing for a Jousting display at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, Victoria. Jousting was a popular medieval and Renaissance sport from the thirteenth century, and is often associated with the chivalric ideal.

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This online newspaper article by David Wilson appeared in the My Small Business section of The Sydney Morning Herald. The article features an interview with Rod Walker about his business Full Tilt. The Bathurst-based business run fully costumed…