Fossil Emblem of Western Australia
Image: the Gogo Fish, fossil emblem of Western Australia
The initiative for Western Australia to adopt a fossil emblem and for that emblem to be Mcnamaraspis kaprios came from pupils of a Perth primary school – Sutherland Primary School in Dianella. Following a campaign the school initiated in 1994, a State Fossil Emblem Committee was formed in 1995 to provide advice to the then Minister for the Arts regarding appropriate fossil emblems for Western Australia.
Following public consultations and consideration of public submissions, the Gogo fish was recommended to Cabinet as the fossil emblem of Western Australia and was proclaimed on 5 December 1995.
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