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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


Dr William Collings Dawson (Biographical details)

Dr William Collings Dawson (medical; British; Male; 1876 - 1915)

Also known as

Dawson, William Collings


Born in Birmingham. Studied medicine in London. Worked at Birmingham General Hospital and migrated to Australia. Worked at Walhalla hospital, Victoria, 1909-1912. Briefly a resident of Darwin; registered as a medical practitioner in the Northern Territory in 1912. Made a brief visit back to U.K. in 1913. Donated items from northern Australia to the Museum in 1913. Later lived in Maitland, New South Wales. Died in Sydney.


Adelaide Advertiser, 1 October 1915
Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Darwin, 30 July 1914
Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Darwin, 9 August 1912