What are the most precious relics of Australia s past? Australian Icons contains an extraordinary collection of objects, some magnificent, some tatty, some amusing, some poignant, each of which has had a significant part to play in the Australian consciousness. These relics are lovingly preserved in dozens of different institutions in Australia and around the world but here they can be seen all at once for the first time. Australian Icons will take you back in time. Beautifully ilistrated photography throughout the book of the relics known and loved by millions. Phar Lap s heart? Ned Kelly s armour? Nellie Melba s tiara? Or could it be the stern post of the Endeavour- an amorphous half-rotted log of wood, part of which has actually been taken to the moon.