National Wattle Day

National Wattle Day – Why Do We Celebrate?

National Wattle Day – Why Do We Celebrate?

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Wattles have long had special meanings for Australians and in 1988 the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially gazetted as Australia’s national floral emblem. In 1992, the first day of September each year was officially declared  ‘National Wattle Day’ throughout Australia by the Commonwealth of Australia. Wattle is our national…

Australian Wattle – Symbolic of the Australian Spirit

Australian Wattle – Symbolic of the Australian Spirit

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Australian Wattle is symbolic of the Australian spirit. I was reminded of it as I traversed the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Sydney in September of 2010, of the loveliness of the Australian wattle tree. Driving through previously devastated bush fire areas of Victoria, great swathes of bushland were busy…