The western wall flower has become a global symbol of resistance and resistance-inspired art.
Its original name was the white flower of hope, but since its arrival in Australia in 1877, the plant has come to symbolise both the Western Wall and its cultural significance.
“This flower is very beautiful and it’s so iconic,” Dr Sarah Fennell, a professor of botany and plant pathology at the University of Tasmania, told News24.
“It’s so very special to Aboriginal people who have been here for so long.”
The western wall rose as part of the wall of separation at the Western Australian Western Walls Museum and Archives.
It was established in 1890 by an Indian community in Western Australia to preserve its history.
“When the wall came up, the Indian community was just on their way to the Western Walls,” Dr Fennel said.
“The wall was really big.
The wall was huge.”
The Wall was a symbol of Aboriginal culture, and its cultivation was a means of separating the Aboriginal people from the surrounding environment.
“So, the idea of a Western wall flower, and how it was cultivated, was very much part of our Aboriginal culture,” Dr D’Arcy said.
The flower has changed colour over the years, and has changed its shape.
“In the past, the flowers had very white flowers, but now, the flower has been coloured a lot more,” Dr Jevon said.
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