The Jorth Gar branch of the New Varangian Guard concentrates its living
history re-enactment primarily on the earlier Varangian Guardsmen of
Viking origin, and their many exploits and accomplishments. Those that
were given to Emperor Basil II in recognition of his military treaty
with the Rus, by Prince Vladimir of Kiev.
of these warriors held fast to their traditional Pagan ideals and spirit,
and derived inspiration from their ancestors and kinsmenship, even though
their new employers were strongly Christian Orthodox. It is with these
Varangians from which Jorth Gar derives its identity and focus. We also
reenact warriors that returned back to their homelands after active
service in the Guard, and have a strong civilian and family base within
the group as a result.
Jorth Gar is based at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Together
with our allies in Brisbane,
Rusland NVG, we can field the largest infantry battleforce in Queensland
and quite possibly Australia (real weapon combat). This can be seen
and experienced at shows like the NEMAS Armidale Easter Gathering and
the Abbey Medieval Tournament, which are the biggest reenactment events
in the southern hemisphere.
We are always recruiting for new members
advise interested people to contact us
for more information, or to arrange to come to a
. Public are welcome to come and
watch, but please remain at a safe distance when combat is underway,
to avoid any injuries or problems. For more information, have a good
look through our website.
Membership, Bookings, or any further information, please contact
Press, Bookings & Membership: Luke Payne
Training & Event Coordination: Daryl Rowley
Post: PO Box 1492, Kingscliff NSW 2487.
For email, please use the form below.
Jorth Gar News
Saturday 9 February 2013
Jorth Gar helped out a university student's (Stockade
Productions) video production assignment by being dead extras. Check
out their video here.
Saturday 26 January 2013
Combatant training started after a nice xmas new year break.
Saturday 1 December 2012
We had a really nice end of year camping party in Numinbah. Weather
was hot, but the water hole and cliff jumping was refreshing and fun!
See some photos on our
Sunday 9 September 2012
Jorth Gar hosted it's yearly Viking
Culture Day, a dark age period festival that educates the public
of the various aspects of Viking culture. It was a successful day with
over 1300 people attending.
7 & 8 July 2012
We will be performing at the
Abbey Medieval Tournament
in Caboolture. Download your copy of the latest Jorth Gar Training &
Activities Calendar on the training page.
9 & 10 June 2012
was a lot of fun, with no injuries and plenty of piggy runs.