Kangaroos, emus, the 6 states of Australia + territories + federation, Golden Wattles and Waratah Flowers, Black Opal gems, and the Southern Cross constellation are among the important symbols that appear regularly in Australian iconography and culture.
A day full of adventure! Including a train strike; car accident in our taxi; testing negative for Covid (again); swimming at Coogee Beach with 3-continent friends; trying potato scallops with chicken salt; drinking schooners of Furphy and Hahns; a welcome package with vegemite squeezy, Tim Tams, "shapes" crackers, and boogie boards; and crashing for 12+ hours.
Tess M.S. Neal
Sharing my sabbatical adventure in Australia with my partner and our two young boys. We are staying in Sydney for 4 months on a Fulbright Scholar Award.