Monday, 26 January 2015

The Kangaroo and the Emu

I am very pleased that those who wanted to use uniquely Australian animals rather than traditional heraldic beasts prevailed in 1908. Australian animals may be funny looking, but they are special, and anyway, heraldic lions always look gormless. Behind the animals are sprigs of wattle Acacia (known as mimosa in France), Australia's national flower. In the middle is a shield with the emblems of each of the states.

This representation is on the Commonwealth Bank building in Martin Place, Sydney.


Colin and Elizabeth said...

Happy Australia Day... Love the pigeon protection!!

Susan said...

Yes, well, like everywhere cities mean pigeons in plague proportions.

chm said...

Exactly the same as what Colin & Elizabeth said! That pigeon protection is really neat.

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