A quick update

Most of the group’s online life is on Facebook right now, so here’s what else we’ve done in the last year.

In July 2014 we found ourselves with lots of leather and held a leatherworking workshop and pot luck.  Must do that again.

In August and December we held other pot lucks, all these at the Goulburn Club.

In February and March 2015 we held arts and sciences nights in conjunction with pot luck dinners, at John and Sharen’s glorious if somewhat crumbly mansion in Goulburn.

We all went to Rowany Festival at Easter, with a very large campsite and our own tavern, the Kraken’s Arms.

Somewhere in there the College of Heralds confirmed our group’s name (ie Okewaite) and heraldry: “Per saltire purpure and argent, in cross three acorns and a laurel wreath counterchanged.”  Note that the acorns all hang downwards, whereas they used to point to the middle.


April 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm Leave a comment

Pheast of the Pheasant, Sat 14 June 2014

The “Pheast of the Pheasant” will be a sumptuous celebration of medieval cuisine.  Be sure to come, and bring some friends!

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May 19, 2014 at 11:47 am 1 comment

12th Night 2014

In January “Okewaite” were given the honour of hosting the Crowns 12th Night Feast. The decor changed a few weeks out from the event from Fantastical beasts to a Greek theme at the request of the incoming King, after a little panic, we changed a few of our plans including all of the artwork and menus and the back drops for the changeover Crown event.

We pulled it all together to host a fantastic event, a great big thanks to all the members of Okewaite who came together a fantastic event.

I will let the pictures do the talking

The High Table with the scene from Troy


troy 2

troy 3

Other Hall decorations

banners 7

banners 6

banners 412th night

Okewaite members who stood around long enough to get a picture






The Kings Court

12th night 2

12th night 3

The outdoor entertainment Sat Night, first a play ,then the Fire show

fire dancers 3

fire dancers 4

fire dancers 5

fire dancers 2

fire dancers

Sundays Rapier and Heavy Fighting events


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The Cracken Arms tavern
The  Crackens arms

The fantastical beast pictures that were finished
camiliparde cockatrice 2 wyvern yale

A big thanks again to all those who made this a successful event


April 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Campfire cooking — Sat 2 November

“On Ilkla Moor” is Okewaite’s signature event, where we go from (very) raw materials all the way to completed medieval dishes — and you get to help cook.

It’s great fun, and afterwards there’s plenty of mead and bullshit and song around the campfire.

In the afternoon, we’re inviting the Goulburn Bowmen and anyone else to come for a shoot, and there will be an archery competition with a prize.

During the day, we’re repairing and creating armour.  If you can drive an anvil, a sewing machine or a welder, or you can cut/rivet/strap/paint, you can help Okewaite become the fearsome fighting force it always deserved to be.

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October 25, 2013 at 6:20 am Leave a comment

Preparation for 12th Night

We have been very busy of late finishing our decorations for the hall for the Feast and Merriment that will be 12th Night. A number of items need to be finished off before the feast, here is a sample so far of our completed banner, only 12 more to go!



Twelfth Night is a major event of the year in the Kingdom of Lochac, as he new King and Queen of Lochac will be crowned at this event. The Canton of Okewaite has been blessed with honor of conducting the event for the Kingdom in 2014.

We are planning a day of games, activities and events before the feasting on the Saturday evening. Sunday games and activities will also be conducted to honor the new King and Queen.

Sat, January 11, 2014, 9 am till Sunday the 12th at 6 pm

Venue: Kenmore Hall, 209 Taralga Road, Goulburn.

Direct questions about the feast too Steward: Rhys Howitt (Master Cristoval), rhysh@webone.com.au.


Normal price $77 members , $82 non members to 1 Jan 2014.

At the door, if there is room, is $88 members, $93 non members.

Under 14 free, concessions are $20 discount on the ticket price.

For Bookings to Margaret of Alt Mohr please, to galtcooper@gmail.com.

October 18, 2013 at 6:37 am Leave a comment

Spring War!!!

A number of members traveled to the Barony of Mordenvale to attend Spring War on the October long weekend.  Master Cristoval, Lady Alys Dietsch, Lady Bella Rose arts and Science classes including how to make better bacon, telling better stories, quails and Greece, and of course war!

Lady Bella Rose attended War as a water bearer, saving many a knight and herald from thirst!

Some selected pictures courtesy of Lady Bella Rose.



October 18, 2013 at 5:23 am Leave a comment

Revel and Leet Court – Sunday 28th July 2013

Please join us on Sunday 28th of July for our Leet Court.

What is Leet Court?

Its our group’s formal meeting. We will discuss all important aspects of what the group is up to, finances, upcoming events, who has the best mead…

In addition we will be starting to paint the hunting scene banners for 12th Night. All hands on deck for this one! Don’t feel you can paint? Don’t worry come along anyway and bring your own project to work on.

To round the evening off we will be having a medieval Pot Luck dinner.

What is a ‘pot luck revel’?

A Pot Luck Revel is when we all get dressed in our best garb, light the candles, and bring food and drink to share with the group. We make the feast as a team and enjoy it like a Medieval household would have enjoyed it. If you need ideas of what to bring please contact me on a_sunny_girl@hotmail.com or many of you have my details on the book of faces.

Where:  Girl Guides Hall,  Victoria Park,  Faithful St,  Goulburn

When:  3pm – 8pm Sunday 28th July

Cost:  $5 members and non member – children,  $10 non member adults

Hope we see you all there!


July 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm Leave a comment

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