[Editor: This notice of a meeting, to discuss the creation of a Wattle Day, was published in the Evening News (Sydney, NSW), 27 August 1909.]
With a view of stimulating Australian national sentiment, and connecting it with love of our beautiful flora, a circular has been issued, suggesting the desirableness of setting apart throughout the Commonwealth a day on which an Australian national flower — the wattle blossom — might be worn, and its display encouraged.
A preliminary meeting of sympathisers with this movement has been fixed for 4 o’clock on Monday afternoon at the Royal Society’s Hall, Elizabeth-street, Sydney.
Evening News (Sydney, NSW), 27 August 1909, p. 8
Commonwealth = the Commonwealth of Australia; the Australian nation, federated on 1 January 1901
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