I had a good friend over there doing one of these same cross-stitches for herself at the same time I was doing mine. I can still remember it took me over an hour to sort out the embroidery threads that came with the kit; to give you an idea the colours included brown, light brown, very light brown and very very light brown, dark brown, very dark brown and black/brown, and very light mushroom brown, dark tan, tan light tan and very light tan. Not to mention grey brown, light grey brown, very light grey brown and very very light grey brown! Laugh! And that is just the browns! I'm not even going to start on the greens... I still have the thread cards on which I've carefully printed out all the colours and also copied the letters needing each one alongside.
It has a different native animal/bird/flower for each letter. I've included a couple of close-ups of some of my favourite letters; I always loved the colours of the Urchin and the Goanna, my husband favoured the Numbat and Tim like the Australian flag.
Gee, it's been a long time since I did any cross-stitch, and I once enjoyed doing it but now I'm completely over it. Still I'm pretty happy I've got this concrete reminder of what was a very content time for me, when I had a very domesticated life at home with my kiddies.
For those interested in what the letters stand for, here goes:
A; the Australian flag, B; Brolga, C; Cockatoo, D; Dainty Field Mouse, E; Echidna, F; Flannel Flower, G; Goanna, H; Honeyeater, I; Ibis, J; Jabiru, K; Koala, L; Lorikeet, M; Magpie, N; Numbat, O; Orchid, P; Platypus, Q; Quokka, R; Rosella, S; Swan, T; Tawny Frogmouth, U; Urchin, V; Violet (native); W; Wallaby, X; (e)Xtraordinary frill-necked lizard (bit of a stretch, that one!) Y; Yabbie, Z; Zebra Finch
Later edit: Sorry, should have looked this out before, the design is copyright (1984) by Allura Design, PO Box 533, Artarmon NSW 2064, Australia