Green and Gold Australia Map with Kangaroo Enameled Metal Pin This pin is in fabulous condition.
The picture does not do it justice.
The pin would probably be of late 1980’s vintage.
Done up in Australia’s international sporting colours it makes for a nice bold Aussie statement.
Would make a nice gift to take overseas as a gift.
Metal pin with enamel coating.
Green and gold are the national colours of Australia, as proclaimed by Sir Ninian Stephen, the Governor-General of Australia on 19 April 1984. The exact colours were specified as being Pantone Matching System numbers 116C and 348C, and always referred to as “green and gold”. Green and gold are the traditional team colours of Australian national sporting teams, and nearly every current Australian national sports teams wears them, although the hues and proportions of the two colours may vary between teams and across eras. It is widely believed that the colours were chosen because they are the dominant colours of Australia’s floral emblem, Acacia pycnantha (the Golden Wattle).External links:Teams that wear the green and gold include: the Australia cricket team (one day cricket);the Kangaroos (rugby league);the Socceroos (men’s association football (soccer));the Matildas (women’s association football (soccer));the Wallabies (rugby union);the Australian Summer Olympics team;the Boomers (men’s basketball);the Opals (women’s basketball);the Kookaburras (men’s field hockey);the Hockeyroos (women’s field hockey);the Mighty Roos (ice hockey)Since 1961, the Wallabies have worn a gold jersey with green lettering and trim; they changed from a primarily green jersey in order to avoid a colour clash with the Springboks of South Africa.Australia’s National ColoursAustralian National Colours green and gold.
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