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 the Baron and Baroness' 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...
Some physical events are happening again so please come along and have fun. Covid-19 is still an issue so please be aware that there are strict hygiene rules in place and that events may have...
The ceremonial heads of the Barony of Ynys Fawr are their excellencies Baron David de Darlington and Baroness Arabella de Darlington.  They were invested as our seventh Baron and ninth Baroness on 7 March 2020,...
Ynys Fawr Costuming Weekend 10am-4pm, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October. Located at our hall at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds.   This will be a...
Lightwood 9th Birthday & Newcomers' Feast The Franklin Palais, 3388 Huon Highway, Franklin Saturday, 28 November 2020 from 16:00-22:00 A proper medieval feast, slightly adapted...
Post Pestilence Party
Post Pestilence Party Saturday, 5 September 2020 from 09:30-15:00 Kraken Hall, Hobart Showground Come gather at the hall for a ‘getting back to normal’ gathering...
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Events Again!
There is some good news! The Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in our state so the Barony of Ynys Fawr is able to resume some...
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Applications Open for Web Minister
I realised I've been in the job as Ynys Fawr web minister for two and a half years, which is longer than I should be. ...
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Baronial Investiture 2020
With the announcement by Their Majesties of their selection of Master David de Darlington and his daughter Lady Arabella de Darlington as the next Baron...
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September Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm Spring greetings. August was a quiet month, with the highlight being the Three...
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August Monthly Letter
To the populace of Ynys Fawr do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings. Congratulations to King Niall and Queen Sabine on Their elevation to the...
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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!