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...
July Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings. In pursuit of the request by King Felix and Queen Eva to...
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June Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send greetings This past month saw the announcement of the new Heirs to the Crown...
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April/May Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send greetings It has been a busy couple of months, with Adelindis joining Anna and...
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Youth Rapier Is Catching On!
From humble beginnings in the days of fibreglass swords, the art of defence has progressed in the Barony.  Tonight's practice saw ten participants, more than...
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Lightwood Website
A quick note from your friendly web minister: the Lightwood website is now rebuilt and looking pretty shiny.  Go have a look!
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March Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send (very) warm, and somewhat apologetic, greetings We must apologise for the lack of communication...
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Ancient World’s Tavern Feast: 23 Feb
Their Excellencies have asked for Tournaments! Please join the Denizens of Ynys Fawr for a relaxed evening of fun, frivolity and fighting, and see who...
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Little Bit of Rapier (seis): 25-26 May
Brave the treacherous, Kraken-infested seas, for two days of training, discourse and tournaments! All in the advancement of the Arts Martial. Saturday will start from...
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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!