[Editor: This brief article about Wattle Day was published in The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 5 July 1920.]
Observance in State schools.
The State schools will observe Wattle Day, which has been fixed for Friday, 16th July.
In a note to the teachers in the “Education Office Gazette,” it is stated: “The Minister desires that teachers shall on that day call the attention of their pupils to the special objects of the celebration, so as to stimulate Australian national sentiment and cultivate a love of the national emblem.”
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld.), 5 July 1920, p. 2 (second edition)
Also published in various other newspapers, including:
The Bundaberg Mail (Bundaberg, Qld.), 13 July 1920, p. 2 (entitled “National emblem”)
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Maryborough, Qld.), 14 July 1920, p. 4
The widely-recognised date for Wattle Day is the 1st of September; however, due to local issues, seasonal circumstances, and/or conflicting dates, it has also been celebrated on other days.
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