Some of you asked about the tree in our header.
It is a Wattle Tree.The Golden Wattle, an acacia, has been the Official National Emblem of Australia since 1988, but was recognised as an emblem before that; it is usually found on the Coat of Arms.
It is what inspired our National colours of Green and Gold.
September 1st is National Wattle Day.
National Wattle Day - why do we celebrate?
- It is a symbol for all Australians. There is no other symbol that says so much about us and our land, Australia.
- Wattle is a symbol of Australia and Australians.
- So join the celebration of National Wattle
- Day - Saturday Wattle is our national floral emblem. It is a symbol that comes directly from our land;
- Wattle is Australian and represents us all. Unlike other national days, National Wattle Day excludes no one;
- Like our people, wattle has great diversity (with nearly 1.000 species) and resilience;
- Wattle welcomes in the spring and is among the first plants to regenerate after fire, reminding us of the importance of renewal as it paints our national colours across our land.
- We borrowed from the internet.
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