Crikey – Australian seal is its own animal

The Australian Seal is a sculpture like no other around town.

Featuring a kangaroo and an emu, the 5 by 8 foot bronze sculpture in front of the Australian Embassy at 16th St. and Massachusetts Ave. N.W. stops passerby. Just what the heck is this?

Sculptor Thomas Bass created the seal with all of Australia’s icons. Besides the native animals, it has a seven-point star representing six states and the Northern Territories where native aborigines live. The crest includes political icons and plants and animals.

Sorry, no Crocodile Dundee.

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