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National Wattle Day

1 September All day

National Wattle Day has been officially celebrated since 1992.

“On 1 September 1988, Golden Wattle was declared officially as Australia’s national floral emblem. While Golden Wattle had long enjoyed that status informally – note its prominent place within the Commonwealth Coat of Arms dating from 1912 (frontispiece) and on the insignia of the Order of Australia – it had taken strong supporters of the emblem, notably Maria Hitchcock and also the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP), to persuade the Federal Government to grant official recognition in the Bicentennial Year.”

Rod Panter, Science, Technology, Environment and Resources Group, Updated 1997.