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.
For a formal orentation to Fulbright, we travelled to Canberra for a few days, Australia's capital city and the seat of its federal government. We went for an hours-long hike to try to find kangaroos and were so excited to see a couple in the distance on our soggy hike. Then, upon boarding our train back to Sydney that day, we saw several kangaroos much closer than on the hike, including a baby, and two big ones that started duking it out!
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.