Daisy the Kangaroo
Whilst researching pre-federation troops, I came across the story of Daisy (sometimes Daisy-Belle). She was the mascot of the Victorian Mounted Rifles, and got to travel to England and be presented to the Queen as a Jubilee gift in 1897. I’m not sure the climate suited her, as she died the following year. Her story inspired artists and poets.
The Melbourne Punch, 10th June 1897.
The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times (Broadford, Vic), 25th March 1898 page 5.
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