Kangaroo imagery slideshow
The kangaroo was one of the earliest Australian symbols adapted by Europeans. It features on the coat of arms, in the decorative arts, on currency and stamps, logos, in wartime imagery and as a mascot for sporting teams.
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Sydney postage stamp mural, 1980s
Another three-panel mural produced by Alban Watkins to commemorate Australia's bicentenary in 1988, work includes a kangaroo on the tail of a Qantas jet, flying above the contemporary Sydney skyline. Courtesy the family of the late Alban Watkins. National Museum of Australia. Photo: George Serras.