A Celebration of Wattle

Australia's National Emblem

By Maria Hitchcock

The Wattle is a type of Acacia found in Australia. The Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) is Australia's floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers. To the people of Australia, the Wattle stands for "home, country, kindred, sunshine, and love - every instinct that the heart most deeply enshrines." This book is a revised edition of Wattle (AGPS, 1991). With its beautiful color illustrations, the book is a celebration of 'all things Wattle.' It includes numerous Wattle Day memories, along with a brief history of the Wattle Day Association. It also contains an anthology of poems related to the Wattle. A Celebration of Wattle: Australia's National Emblem examines the botanical battle for Australia's retention of the name Acacia. It also discusses the 'Hiroshima connection' and more. *** "A Celebration of Wattle is a treasury for botany enthusiasts and Australian patriots alike!" - Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, The Botany Shelf, July 2013

304 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781921719561