The Rich Images of Australia
There are so many places that we are just not aware of, even though we can think we are. This travel souvenir from Australia begs the question, what this country has to offer the viewer in an intimate sense. This coat arms dates from the early Twentieth century when King George V gave it to the Australian people. It is a pretty engrossing. The warm colors are derivative of the hot weather that characterizes this continent. If features a rich imagery that includes the most recognizably Australian animal, the kangaroo, an Emu, a swan, the imperial crown and a Maltese cross, among other elements which allude to the European influence on this country.
Australia into Perspective
However, Australia had been populated thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. The first people arrived from Southeast Asia and it is believed that it was approximately 50,000 years ago. They were hunters and probably used stones to facilitate work at an a very early stage. Their ancestral traditions are still maintained in Australia, specially in its rural areas. Today, Australia is among the most prosperous Western countries featuring along the Southern coast the modern cities of the South Pacific: Sydney and Melbourne. However, Australia's inland offers a well of unexplored cultures that the curious traveler will find both intriguing and familiar. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share your experiences in Australia.