Baulkham Hills residents are being encouraged to celebrate Australia’s national floral emblem as part of National Wattle Day on Thursday 1 September.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said National Wattle Day welcomes the first day of Spring and embraces the optimism of being Australian.
“Proudly displaying our national colours of green and gold, the magnificent wattle is a fitting symbol of Australia, its people and its spirit,” Mr Elliott said.
“Furthermore, with over 760 different types of wattle in Australia, it perfectly reflects our diverse community.
“New Australians often wear wattle blossoms while they make their Australian Citizenship Pledge at their citizenship ceremonies. The wattle is unmistakably Australian and has a special place in every Australians’ heart.
“So whether you wear a wattle blossom, plant a wattle tree or get together with loved ones for a BBQ, I would encourage everyone in Baulkham Hills to celebrate National Wattle Day.”
Officially the golden wattle has been our national emblem for almost 25 years. Although unofficially it has been Australia’s floral emblem for as long as 1901, marking Federation.
For more information on National Wattle Day and to get involved see: http://www.wattleday.asn.au/about-wattle-day/wattle-events