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GC2018 mascot Borobi stamp pack

SKU #15141063

GC2018 mascot Borobi stamp pack

The Borobi stamp pack comprises two sheetlets of 10 x $1 Wattle stamps. There are 10 stamp-tabs in each sheetlet featuring images of Borobi taking part in various Commonwealth Games sports.
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Meet Borobi! On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games.

With the support of almost 15,000 volunteers, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia has hosted this decade, featuring 18 sports and seven para-sports.

Borobi, the GC2018 Mascot, is an energetic, sports-loving, unstoppable koala. Named after the local Aboriginal Yugambeh word for “koala”, he is thrilled the Games is being staged in his hometown. With a love for surfing, Borobi got his bright blue fur from the Gold Coast’s beautiful ocean waters. The markings on his paws have been designed by Chern’ee Sutton of the Kalkadoon people of Queensland’s Mount Isa region. The circle in Aboriginal art represents a meeting place or campsite. The Commonwealth is represented by the large circle on Borobi’s feet and the Games are indicated by the circle on his hands. The lines represent the athlete’s journey to the Games and the dots symbolise the spectators.

Borobi can’t wait to welcome and meet all the athletes and supporters in April 2018.