Waratahs, State Emblems and Detention


Fun Fact: The Waratah is the state flower of New South Wales, Australia.

Added bonus piece of trivia: my only stint in detention at school was for demolishing the first Waratah bloom, that blossomed on the school grounds at my primary school.  A little friend at the time had told me you could peel out each individual stamen from the centre of the flower and suck out the nectar which is sweet.

Paper Art Waratah

Before I knew it, I had single handedly destroyed our state’s floral emblem…
But sitting in Mrs Hickings Office for a week of lunch times, was totally worth it…  They’re delicious – Oh Yeah, don’t do this at home kids x

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