The Boxing Kangaroo of Australia

Jack, the boxing kangaroo of Australia, has become a heraldic symbol recognized and loved worldwide. He’s fiesty, exudes self-confidence, and defends his country with valor and sportsmanship.

A cartoon in 1891, featured ‘Jack’, the boxer, and ‘Professor Lendermann’. From cartoon to national hero, he’s now featured on flags which are carried at sporting events

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One version, from 1943, sports a slouch hat, as worn by the Aussies during the war. Proudly displayed on the nose of a Royal Air Force B-24, this bomber bomber was stationed in Agra, India, and flown by an Australian crew.

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‘Jack’ is a powerful and unique symbol of Australia, appealing to both locals and tourists. For the youth ‘Down Under’ he’s a symbol of the positive values and virtues of sport ~ aspiration, attitude, pride, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship.

As the epitome of the Australian fighting spirit, he’s assured, bold, and capable. Not to be mistaken for a ‘wuss’, nor for an arrogant aggressor, he’s simply assertive when defending his country’s glory.

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