The Viking Breed

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Title

The Viking Breed

Subject

Antarctic, Brisbane, The Brisbane Courier, Edda, honour, New South Wales, Nimrod, Norsemen, NSW, QLD, Queensland, Royal Society of New South Wales, saga, Sydney, Sydney Town Hall, Thor, Viking, vikings

Description

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 the anonymous author takes the opportunity to compare the adventures to earlier voyages of exploration by the Norsemen recounted in Sagas and Eddas. The article also manages to mention the Norse god Thor, noting that it was fortunate the his hammer did not ‘descend in wrath and blizzard’, allowing Professor David to return home and do ‘honour both to science and the Empire’.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Brisbane Courier

Date

6 April 1909

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“The Viking Breed,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 20, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/506.