The expressive nature of May Gibbs characters, and their adventures in the Australian bush, captivates the hearts and minds of her growing fans around the world
Spring arriving in Australia is celebrated on 1st September, by wearing sprigs of Acacia pycnantha or Wattle, the ravishing plant from the Mimosaceae family
Australia’s architectural and garden styles developed through the imposition of European cultures on the land and its people from Federation to the Fifties.
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
Would drafting a bill of rights highlighting the freedoms we often take for granted help 21st century Australians focus, imagine and create a future together?
Australia is a multicultural land of opportunity, one whose layers of diversity are constantly re-interpreted distilled and decanted into something quite unique
In Australia on the 1st Day of Spring it is national Wattle Day, celebrating the blessings our multi cultural society shares in this great vast southern land
The history of the monarchy has always been about great change and the present Queen has had a great deal to contend with since her accession to the throne in 1952.
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 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…