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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


William T Kennett (Biographical details)

William T Kennett (academic/intellectual; English; Male; 1840 - 1910)

Also known as

Kennett, William T; Kennett, W T


Mission teacher who worked for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in North Queensland, at Somerset, during the late 1860s. Collections from Australia, New Guinea and the Torres Strait largely acquired by the Museum as part of the Franks collection in 1870.

See Christy Correspondence for 'Catalogue of N. Australian specimens made by W J Kennett'.

Also see correspondence from Kennett in the Dept of Prehistory and Europe Archive.