Australia Day another ‘Forget Me Not’ occasion.

Australian native flowers

Australian native flowers

Happy Australia Day! We hope you have had a memorable and unforgettable day.

It is a wonderful day. We come together to celebrate Australia as a nation and being Australian. It’s a day to reflect on what this country has achieved and be proud of our nation.

As we all know, today January 26th, Australia Day, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.

Now a diverse society and landscape, Australia has made some remarkable achievements and we look forward to a bright future.

Today many of us get together with our family and or friends or we take part in a community event. It’s a day when new citizens feel proud and excited to be called Australian for the first time after their citizenship has been conferred. We welcome them to our country.

This year, Forget Me Not Mudgee, was pleased to provide our customers with two special products.

  • Firstly some beautiful native Australian flowers. With so many natives and wildflowers growing in this country it is only natural we use those we can for our Australian Day celebrations.
  • Secondly we put together a special Australia Day hamper. Designed for people with little time to put together a gift to take to a party or BBQ or for friends or family who they couldn’t join for the day. The hampers comprised local wine from Stein’s winery, yummy cheeses, water wafers, and pear paste to enjoy with the cheese, organic almonds, and a box of our yummy Nina’s chocolates.
Australia day hamper
Example of Forget Me Not Mudgee’s Australia Day Hamper

Australia Day a ‘Forget Me Not Mudgee’ occasion let us test our knowledge on our natural plants and flowers.

  1. What is the estimated number of natural plant species in Australia?
  1. What is another name for a gum tree?
  1. Name Australia’s floral emblem?
  1. Name NSW’s official flower emblem?

We will let you know the answers in our next blog. Australia Day a ‘Forget Me Not Mudgee’ occasion.

Jane Koitka – Stylist.  Guest writer for Foget Me Not Mudgee.