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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; 1913; active)

Also known as

Dawson, William Collings


Donated items from northern Australia to the Museum in 1913. Briefly a resident of Darwin; registered as a medical practitioner in the Northern Territory in 1912.