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.
Our First Day in Australia
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.