Category Archives: Posts from the Shire

WHO IS BARD THE BOWMAN?

  Trevor Wheate (Longshanks), a member of our Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship, gives a comprehensive presentation of Bard the Bowman, his background, his yew bow and the black arrow he used to slay the dragon Smaug. Trevor has given a presentation for a BTF meeting at the Brisbane Central Library on this Subject. Bard was a Northman, the…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 6

“You are come to the very edge of the Wild, as some of you may know. Hidden somewhere ahead of us is the fair valley of Rivendell where Elrond lives in the Last Homely House. I sent a message by my friends, and we are expected.” The Shire:  In 2758 of the Third Age, The…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 5

Bilbo stepped out of his door and was swept away into a great adventure that was continued by Frodo and his friends into another great adventure. The adventure has never ended. Now we have so many continuing the adventure. THE SHIRE: The Shire did have hard times including The Great Plague of the Third Age…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 4

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began, Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many path and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. The Hobbit: 2012 is…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 3

Let books be your dining table, And you shall be full of delights Let them be your mattress And you shall sleep restful nights. The Hobbit: 2012 is the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. After 75 years it is still one of the most popular fiction stories ever published. The book is one of…

The Hobbit and Other Notes… 2

Through poverty, abandonment and a range of other causes, many children don’t have the opportunity to be exposed to reading and quality reading material. Proudfoot’s goal is to enhance children’s education through literacy. Hobbit Notes: The Shire: By 1630 TA almost all of the Hobbits of Middle-earth could be found in the Shire, which they…