Symbols of Australia: Uncovering the stories behind the myths
Symbols of Australia offers an entertaining, provocative and often surprising look at 26 of Australia's best-loved symbols. Some are quirky and frivolous and others get taken for granted, but these symbols have the power to make a nation.
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More information on the Australian symbols featured on this website can be found at the external sites listed below.
'Celebrating Australia: identity by design' – Powerhouse Museum website
'Australian national flag' - It's an honour: Australian celebrating Australians website
'Floral emblems of Australia: golden wattle' – Australian National Botanic Gardens website
'Wattle Day' – World Wide Wattle website
'Floral Emblem' - It's an honour: Australian celebrating Australians website
'National colours' - It's an honour: Australian celebrating Australians website http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/colours.cfm
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Australian Government Culture Portal website
'Bridging Sydney' – Historic Houses Trust website
Official images from the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening celebrations' – National Library of Australia website
'Who'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me?' – National Library of Australia website
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Environment Australia website