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Symbols of Australia

Author: Melissa Harper; Richard White
Publisher: Sydney : UNSW Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authoritative yet entertaining and often surprising survey of 26 of Australias best-known symbols the official, the popular, the commercial, the modern, the obsolete, the loved, the feared. It uncovers what they have meant over the years with a lot of quirky background and unexpected detail along the way.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Harper; Richard White
ISBN: 9781921410505 1921410507
OCLC Number: 298862268
Description: 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Land of symbols --
Southern Cross --
Kangaroo --
Crown --
Map --
Cooee --
Postage stamps --
Gum tree --
Shark --
Boomerang --
Billy --
Miss Australia --
Flag --
Coat of arms --
Wattle --
Digger --
Australia House --
Vegemite --
Sydney Harbour Bridge --
Lifesaver --
Pavlova --
Holden --
Uluru --
Sydney Opera House --
Akubra --
Rainbow Serpent --
Baggy green.
Responsibility: edited by Melissa Harper and Richard White.

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Reveals the origins, stories and sagas behind Australia's some of the best known, best loved and least understood symbols. This book explores the emergence, longevity and prominence of twenty-six key  Read more...

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