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Welcome to Southron Gaard
Welcome to the Barony of Southron Gaard, wherein you may step back in time to fight with chivalry, dance with grace, feast with gusto or pursue the diverse activities that enriched the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Southron Gaard is based in the South Island of New Zealand (principally in Christchurch, Dunedin and now in Timaru) and is a branch of the international non-profit educational organisation, the Society for Creative Anachronism, New Zealand (SCANZ).
The SCA is 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, music and much, much more.
See the box at right for to-the-minute information on current activities.
Find out more about us
Where are we?
Here is a map of Southron Gaard, her territories, and her nearest neighbours. (1MB JPG image).
Membership is NOT required to participate (although it is required to hold office), but it's pretty affordable and is vital to keep the organisation running. Non-members are charged a small additional fee to attend events (not meetings or practices).
- The SCA demo website is a good introduction to the various aspects of the SCA worldwide.
- Listen to a Radio New Zealand story about Southron Gaard.
Keep in touch!
Hear about forthcoming events, participate in discussions, ask questions and talk to the local populace on the Southron Gaard Discussion list (1-2 messages per day).
To receive only announcements, generally of forthcoming events and activities, join the Southron Gaard Announcement list (1-2 messages per week).
Get your copy of the Barony’s monthly newsletter From the Tower in PDF format, and keep up with news, events and information. Latest issue available here.