Wattle Australian National Flower. In the spirit of national and patriotic fervour generated by the approach of Federation, achieved in 1901, public interest in the Australian environment was awakened and the search for a national identity brought the desire for national symbols. Archibald Campbell founded a Wattle Club in Victoria in 1899 to promote a Wattle Day demonstration every September to encourage recognition of the flower as a symbol of patriotism.

Golden Wattle - Australia's national colors - green & gold come from this. Not too good for those with hay fever, the yellow is like little pompoms coated with pollen.

jungle gym | children playing | vintage | black & white | outdoors | fun | playground

Playing on the Monkey Bars By Wayne Miller.I loved to play on the Monkey Bars at Buckman Grade School in Portland Oregon. The Monkey Bars didn't have any padding under them and were removed and replaced with a safe jungle gym system in the

Ned Kelly Australian Outlaw

Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November was an Irish Australian bushranger. Kelly's legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood.

Positioning of a main bearing for the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown).Photo from Australian National Maritime Museum.A♥W

Positioning of a main bearing for the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Photo undated), possibly Photo shared by the Australian National Maritime Museum.

the old Sydney double decker

A vintage Sydney double decker bus driving along present day George St, Sydney past the Queen Victoria Building.

Gowings building, George St, Sydney. What a loss this place had wonderful things!

Gowings Building, corner of George Street and Market Street Sydney. Owned by the Gowings family for 3 generations.