...how hard it is to find Australian themed Christmas decorations at all, let alone ones that aren't twee and hideous?
I found these at a local gallery a couple of years ago and even at the 'after Christmas' reduced price they were still $12 EACH.
They're carved from some kind of Western Australian bottlebrush...
and in case you're not up to snuff on 'Aussie Animals 101', they are [ from the top ]
an echidna [ I have a visiting one of these ]
koala and kookaburra [ no koalas but heaps of caroling kookas ]
and finally a platypus [ none of them here either ]