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The wattle has long been popularly regarded as Australia's floral emblem and its official status was confirmed in 1988. Wattle features on the coat of arms, is a popular motif in the arts and is worn in memory of Australians who have died in war and overseas.
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'Woman holding a wattle branch' photograph, about 1900
This photograph by Archibald James Campbell shows a woman with wattle, about 1900. Courtesy: National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an24232234.
'Wattle Day, Maggie Moore's stall' photograph, 1914
This photograph by Edward William Searle is part of the album 'Tasmanian views, Edward Searle's album of photographs of Australia, Antarctica and the Pacific, 1911-1915'. Courtesy: National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an23763252.