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stamp: Acacia pycnantha Queen's brooch

Date of issue: 5 April 2016
Designer: Sharon Rodziewicz, Aust Post
Printer: RA Printing


Plant: Acacia pycnantha
stylised on Queen Elizabeth's brooch


Golden Wattle

The Australian Golden Wattle diamond brooch is said to be one of the Queen's personal favourites and features on the international stamp.

The brooch was presented as a gift from the people and government of Australia during the Queen's inaugural tour of Australia in 1954.

Golden Wattle is the national floral emblem of Australia, but it was not officially declared until 1988, almost 34 years after Queen Elizabeth's first visit to Australia.



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