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Primavera, Flora & Wattle – Celebrate the Beauty of Flowers

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Spring arriving in Australia is celebrated on 1st September, by wearing sprigs of Acacia pycnantha or Wattle, the ravishing plant from the Mimosaceae family

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Fantastic Flora in Australia – Federation to Fifties

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Australia’s architectural and garden styles developed through the imposition of European cultures on the land and its people from Federation to the Fifties.

Australia's first Government House

Fantastic Flora in Australia – First Fleet to Federation

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At the English colonization of this extraordinary continent in 1788 the flora was so exotic many explorers thought they would find the original Garden of Eden

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

Australia, a Multicultural Land of Paradoxes & Opportunities

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Australia is a multicultural land of opportunity, one whose layers of diversity are constantly re-interpreted distilled and decanted into something quite unique

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…