Steampunk Down Under

The Aussie newspaper, The Age, as an impressively long article on the Steampunk scene in Melbourne. The article goes into detail on the appeal of Victorian aesthetics, historical reenactment, “cosplay”, LARPing, and the various do-it-yourself steampunk projects by various Melbourne enthusiasts. One featured enthusiast is Stirling Gill with his Mad Uncle Industries Specific Device 5A (shown right).

Says Gill of the device: “We haven’t come up with an appropriate name for it yet. But its purpose is to maintain the correct amount of tea in the bloodstream. And possibly act as a Frenchman detector as well.”

So drop by The Age and read the article, then hop over to Mad Uncle Cliff’s blog and see all the other fascinating steampunkery they are up to.

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