Sir Kaark the Crow Comic
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In this children's comic strip from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1947, Sir Kaark the crow escapes from the clutches of a hungry dragon by donning the armour of a knight who is bathing in a pool nearby. He is then asked to rescue the 'Lady in Distress', which is a common motif in chivalric literature. In this comic, the medieval themes of chivalry and gallantry are combined with anglicised Australian animal icons.
Cunningham, Walter, and Ken Neville
National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18021579
Sydney Morning Herald
16 April 1947, p.15