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    The Golden Wattle and Its Significance

    Karla Rey
    Posted by Karla Rey on Jun 3, 2024 9:55:29 AM

    The first day of the Australian spring - 1 September - was proclaimed by the Governor-General of Australia, Bill Hayden, in 1992 to be Australia's National Wattle Day for everyone across Australia to celebrate at the same time. This national day was a unifying gesture as many individual wattle days are celebrated on many different dates in different states and territories from July to October when the local wattle flowering is at its best.


    Poppy & Gold Wattle Limited Edition Lapel Pin


    Remembrance Day Gold Poppy & Wattle Limited Edition Lapel Pin

    Wattles have been a popular symbol of Australia and Australians for more than a century, and have long held special meanings for Australians. Of the 1,070 species of Acacia native to Australia, many hundreds have yellow blossoms and are collectively known as "golden wattles." However, there is only one Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) that was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem in 1988.

    The wattle is a unifying symbol for all Australians. It is a symbol of our land and its people, and it represents our values and our way of life. 

    Remembrance Day Poppy and Wattle

    Wattles are Australian with great diversity (more than 1,071 species) and resilience like our people

    Wattle Day was first celebrated in more than one state on the same day in 1910, with events taking place in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The First World War (1914-1918) saw a desire to sell sprigs of wattle and wattle badges to raise money for troops overseas, and later for maimed soldiers.

    Remembrance Day Indigenous Service Collectible Lapel Pin

     The Indigenous Service Limited Edition Lapel Pin features beautiful vibrant gold wattle and 3D black poppies


    National Wattle Day is celebrated as a day to commemorate the country's land and people. It is a day that allows all Australians to come together and celebrate what it means to live in Australia and be Australian.

    Remembrance & Resilience MagnaBadgeTMThe limited edition Remembrance and Resilience MagnaBadge™ captured the resilience and remembrance of the wattle and the poppy, helping us remember those who have served.


    It is also a day to be grateful for all the Australian service men and women that have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice their lives in order to afford us the freedoms we have today. As Remembrance Day is just around the corner, we are honoured to have created Poppy and Wattle lapel pins and badges to help you commemorate.

    Remembrance Day MagnaBadge Display Stand

    When not worn, our Poppy and Wattle Lapel Pin along with our other lapel pins and badges can be proudly displayed on MagnaBadge™ Display Stand


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    Topics: Remembrance Day, Remembrance, National Wattle Day

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