Monday, 9 February 2009
That's My World: Souvenirs from Australia I
1. Decorated seed pods
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Souvenirs are part of my world too, for they remind me of the places I have seen. As I go to Australia every year I've got quite a lot of Australian souvenirs.
The seed pods and clapsticks were decorated by the same artist who made my didgeridoo. His name is Roy McIvor. He is an uncle of my daughter's ex-husband. My daughter has written a book about his eventful life. It is soon to be published.
The coasters are made from the nut of the Giant Banksia, which is unique to Australia, see another Australian plant. These plants are named after Sir Joseph Banks who was Captain Cook's botanist.
Clapsticks are musical instruments and the bullroarer is used in ceremonies. It is tied to a piece of string, making a roaring sound when whirled round.
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