National Showcase: Spotlight on the exceptional makers and suppliers of Queensland

National Showcase: Spotlight on the exceptional makers and suppliers of Queensland

Celebrate the essence of Australian craftsmanship as February marks the third chapter of our National Showcase program. Our mission is to elevate homegrown excellence, turning the spotlight onto Australian-made products at the heart of Parliament House.  

In an exciting collaboration with Parliamentarians and local communities we extend a warm invitation to Australian businesses to feature in a month-long showcase of individual states and territories in the Parliament Shop. 

This month, our products come from a state best known for its sparkling coastlines and picturesque islands. Meet Queensland’s National Showcase suppliers for 2024!  

 

GLORIOUSLY FREE OATS ANZAC BISCUIT BY GK GLUTEN FREE FOODS (MERINGANDAN) 

 

Indulge in Anzac biscuits where nutrition meets irresistible flavour. Crafted with care, these biscuits boast a wholesome blend of of steam-rolled oats sourced exclusively from Australian farmers.  

What sets them apart? A rigorous testing process guarantees freedom from gluten contamination, ensuring a treat that's not only delicious but also suitable for various dietary preferences. 

 

 

KANGAROO PAW SEEDS BY SOW ‘N SOW (MALENY) 

 

Immerse yourself in the essence of nature with Sow 'n Sow, where the ethos revolves around purposeful gifting that leaves no footprint on our planet. Step away from conventional greeting cards and embrace a sustainable approach – gift the joy of seeds. 

Transport someone to the heart of Australia with native kangaroo paw seeds, as a sustainable and symbolic addition to any garden. 

 

PARLIAMENT HOUSE JIGSAW PUZZLE BY QPUZZLES (ASHMORE) 

 

 

As the distinguished provider of premium jigsaw puzzles, Qpuzzles exclusively supplies all the puzzles on the shelves of Parliament Shop. 

Beyond the joy of assembling, these puzzles offer a visual feast. Enjoy the beauty of completed masterpieces, with our standout puzzle featuring a mesmerizing photo capturing the Australian Parliament House at dusk.  

 

ORIGINAL BOTTLE HARNESS BY STIRLING & TRUFFLES (HIGHFIELDS) 

 

 

Enter the world of Stirling & Truffles, a family-driven venture dedicated to curating a range of fashionable, practical, and sustainable lifestyle products.  

At the heart of their offerings is a handcrafted bottle harness, crafted from ethically sourced Australian leather, emphasising both style and functionality. 

This unique design, tailored to accommodate medium-sized bottles, showcases two adjustable side buckles for a personalised touch.  

 

 

DRIED ORANGE BY MARY VALLEY FOOD CO (AMAMOOR) 

 

 

 

Discover the authentic taste of the Mary Valley with Mary Valley Food Co, where every product is handcrafted using locally sourced fruit from small-scale farmers.  

Founded by a passionate couple who call the Mary Valley in Queensland home, this brand embodies a commitment to supporting local farmers and reducing waste production. 

From platters to cocktails, elevate your culinary experiences by garnishing with their artisanal creations. 

 

ROCK POOLS WOOL SCARF BY MAINIE (BOHLE PLAINS)  

 

Wrap yourself in the cultural richness of Indigenous art with this exquisite scarf featuring the artwork Yumari Jukurrpa by acclaimed Warlpiri Aboriginal artist Joy Nangala Brown.  

Encased in a handmade box which also includes information about the artwork and artist, this scarf not only tells a cultural story but also offers a luxurious touch. Crafted from 100% Australian Merino Wool, it boasts a super-soft feel against the skin.  

 

NATIVE DAVIDSON PLUM DARK CHOCOLATE BY BSKT WHOLEFOODS (GOLD COAST) 

 

Indulge in the luscious blend of dark cocoa vegan chocolate infused with the vibrant notes of indigenous Davidson plum.  

A culinary masterpiece by BSKT wholefoods, these plant-based treats transcend the ordinary. Davidson plum, a dietary staple for Indigenous Australians for millennia, not only adds a fruity twist but also brings a rich source of vitamin E, zinc, calcium, and antioxidants to every delightful bite. 

 

 

FAIRYWREN BROOCH BY PAPER BOAT PRESS (ASHGROVE) 

 

Embrace the enchanting beauty of the fairywren, each piece crafted with love from earthenware clay and adorned with a glossy glaze on the front. Handpainted in bold, vibrant hues, each fairywren is a unique work of art designed in the heart of Brisbane. 

Led by the creative vision of Kylie Johnson, Paper Boat Press is a ceramic haven where inspiration flows from a deep appreciation for poetry, words, and the unique charm of Australiana. 

 

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