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The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organisation devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, encouraging its participants to employ a knowledge of history to enrich their lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, workshops and other educational
Code of Conduct
Acknowledgement of Country
Lochac is a Kingdom spanning multiple countries and many people. In Australia we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images of people who are deceased.
This Website is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism in whatever jurisdiction the latter operates as an incorporated body. It does not delineate official SCA policies, and any opinions expressed on this site, unless otherwise indicated, are solely those of the individuals concerned.
As a convenience to site visitors, we provide links from this site to many other sites. Linking to these external websites does not imply formal approval or ownership of those pages or their content.
Our general rules for linking to websites are that such sites have relevance for the SCA and its period of interest (pre-1600). We reserve the right to refuse to link to any site, for any reason. If, as can happen in the shifting sands of the Internet, a site link changes sufficiently to call into question its relevance or appropriateness, please notify the Webwright so suitable action can be taken.
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All material on this website, except where a third party is acknowledged, is copyrighted. If we have inadvertently reproduced material without acknowledgement, please contact the Webwright with the pertinent details so that it might be correctly attributed or removed, as desired.
Other SCA or related websites are welcome to cite this site, link to it or reproduce topical material from it for the purposes of informing their populace (eg such as providing information on up-coming events).
If you wish to reproduce specific content or graphics from this website, please contact the Webwright or, where directly identified, the originator of such material to ensure that appropriate permission is granted.
We have endeavoured to ensure that any personal information on this website is correct and approved for publication on the web at the time of publication. If you are concerned about any information about you published on this website, please contact the Webwright so that it might be corrected or removed, as desired.
Stance on Nazis, misogynists, trans-phobics and other undesirables
It is a common perception – based on our claim of being a welcoming Society of diversity and equity – that the SCA welcomes all people. There is also a misconception that our welcoming nature and emphasis on elements such as courtesy, honesty, integrity and the code of chivalry mean that this Society (SCA Ltd and SCA NZ Inc) will accept racists. Because of this, many neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, white supremacists, white nationalists, identitarians, and others with somewhat-less-than-complimentary views on other races and ethnicities – hereafter referred to collectively as racists – may believe they are welcome to participate in SCA, or that they can use the SCA as a propaganda tool, so long as they stick to the letter of our policies. This is not true.
Racists are not welcome here.
Misogynists and trans-phobics not welcome here.
A difference of opinion is acceptable until that opinion oppresses and suppresses others.
The Society for Creative Anachronism (The Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd (Australia) and The Society for Creative Anachronism New Zealand Incorporated) remains committed to ensuring that we reflect the best and most welcoming aspects of the modern world, committing to celebrating equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the game we play. Researching and re-creating cultures of bygone eras does not require abandoning the values of the present and our Codes of Conduct reflect this.
We welcome people of all ages, sexes, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ableness, and reject anyone who will discriminate on any of these bases.
The promotion of social equity and diversity in our activities remains fundamental to our game as a requirement for participation. As such, the SCA Ltd Board and the SCA NZ Inc Committee continue to actively look at the best strategies and actions we can take to support this commitment.
If you have any concerns or questions about our policies or other issues affecting you in Lochac, by all means let us know via the Kingdom Feedback page.