Welcome to Southron Gaard

Upcoming Events

All events and meetings

Southron Gaard calendar

Announcement regarding COVID-19 and SCA events

Due to the increased impact of the Novel-coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kingdom of Lochac has made the decision to suspend all in-person events and activities for the months of March and April 2020

The Kingdom Seneschal, Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta, has asked for patience as we work through all the ramifications of this decision, both financial and non-financial.

For further COVID-19 information in relation to the SCA, please refer to the Lochac website where a dedicated page is being updated as required.

With your support, this challenge will pass, our Kingdom will endure, and grow even stronger, ensuring a healthy future for the SCA and all its members.

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 Nelson) 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

If you’d like to learn more, please take a look at our special section for Newcomers or contact the Chatelaine. Also keep an eye on our Events Calendar, which is updated regularly.

Where are we?

Here is a map of Southron Gaard, her territories, and her nearest neighbours. (1MB JPG image).

What's new?

Event Sponsorship facilitation system

The Baron and Baroness will facilitate sponsorship of event fees, taking requests for and offers of sponsorship and then allowing sponsors to choose (if they wish) who they will sponsor. Full details are available here, and if you have any questions, please contact the Baron & Baroness.

Southron Gaard A&S Challenge - Nice Little Touches: the Southron Gaard "Persona Gubbins*" A&S Challenge

The current A&S Challenge is brought to you by Meisterin Christian Baier, Baroness Isabel Maria del Aguila, Lady Amabillia Threxton, under the gracious patronage of Her Excellency Baroness Ginevra. More details can be found online here.

Join the SCA!

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).

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.

You might also be interested in more regional news. If so, please join the Hamlet of Wildmoor (Dunedin) Discussion list or the Hamlet of Gildenwick (Nelson) Discussion list.