The Barony of Ynys Fawr

The Barony of Ynys Fawr

The Society for Creative Anachronism in Tasmania

Welcome to Ynys Fawr

Ynys Fawr is the Tasmanian branch of a world-wide medieval reenactment group, the SCA.
Read our Baronesses' monthly letter to the Barony here, or scroll down for more news and links.
Have TV Shows and movies like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and The Three Musketeers caught your attention? Have you thought about exploring medieval pursuits? The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a world-wide...
The SCA in Tasmania runs regular activities in Hobart, the Huon Valley, the east coast and the north west of the state: arts & sciences, martial arts and other medieval pastimes, including the monthly Baronial...
The ceremonial heads of the Barony of Ynys Fawr are our Baronesses, Her Serenity Adelindis filia Gotefridi and Her Exuberance Anna Felice Tavestoche.  They were invested as our seventh and eighth Baroness on 19 November...
May/June Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm winter greetings, The observant among you will have noted that May has passed...
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April Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings We would like to thank everybody who assisted with the stall and...
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Eastkirk – St Mary’s Wood Guild Open Day
Alas, the forces of nature were not in harmony with the Barony's attempt to increase the numbers of the populace in our northern outposts this...
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March Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings We have had a very busy month since the last letter, and...
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New Norfolk – Save The Date
On the tenth of November the New Norfolk Medieval Day will be happening.  More information as it comes in.
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A Little Bit Of Rapier
Brave the treacherous, Kraken infested seas for a day of training, discourse and tournament! All in the advancement of the Arts of Defence. The Saturday...
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The Theatre of Food Feast
Inspired by the Glorious and Great tales from Politarchopolis' 20th Anniversary Good Food Feast, Sir Oze and his team invite you to share in a...
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The Saxons Are Coming! Newcomers Picnic
You want a proper introduction to the SCA? This is it! Food! Fighting! Fabulous clothing! Perhaps even some singing if you're very nice. Find yourself...
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The Barony of Ynys Fawr is the Tasmanian branch of a world-wide living history organisation called the Society for Creative Anachronism.  As part of the SCA’s Kingdom of Lochac, Ynys Fawr includes the Canton of Lightwood in the Huon Valley, Eastkirk in the north east, and Leathann Tir in the north west.  It also encompasses the College of St Gildas the Wise, based primarily in the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania.

The SCA is an international non-profit educational organisation dedicated to the research and recreation of pre-17th-century European history, with a particular focus on its practical applications in arts and sciences, including costuming, cooking, martial arts, dance, calligraphy and illumination, metalwork, archery and music.  Annual membership is inexpensive, but is not required for participation.

The Barony meets regularly for activities focused on medieval and renaissance arts and sciences and martial arts.  It hosts events, usually on weekends, including tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.  It has a calendar which is updated regularly.

The Barony has a permanent presence at Kraken Hall, in the Royal Hobart Showground under the old grandstand.

Please take the time to browse this website and learn more, or if you’re the impulsive type feel free to dive right in and come along to something.  This could be the beginning of something big!