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[Blog Post] Shipping Options Update - April 21st 2020

[Blog Post] Shipping Options Update - April 21st 2020

Important Update - Australian Deliveries

Due to Australia Post and Social Distancing Requirements at sorting centres and post offices etc, there are delays with all forms of shipping methods, regular AND express post. There is no longer any guarantee of next-day delivery with express post and regular post can take 2-3x longer than normal to arrive. It is obviously due to the pandemic and is out of our control. As a business, we are still doing our best to process and ship as quickly as possible so it gets into the Auspost system without initial delays.

Important Update - International Deliveries

Due to a lack of planes in the air, all export shipments have delays. Some postage methods have been closed off entirely from use, like regular airmail to many locations, as a result, we are only sending via international courier for now. This is quite a costly method, but it is all we can offer to be sure Australia Post will still process the package.

[Blog Post] Our Online Store and The Corona Virus Update

[Blog Post] Our Online Store and The Corona Virus Update

An update regarding the current situation with the Corona Virus in regards to our business operation. We are an Australian family based business with a small warehouse in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, run entirely by family members. Our warehouse is not a retail store, so we generally don't have/allow walk-in customers and certainly will not be having them during this pandemic. As such, we can continue to ship out orders worldwide as long as postal services are running.

In the warehouse we are:

  • Regularly hand washing.
  • Disinfecting all surfaces daily.
  • Not allowing outside visitors.

In general, family members are staying home as much as possible to avoid exposure to the virus.

Regarding the supply chain:

  • So far, no suppliers are reporting lengthy delays in product supplies and our main suppliers are operating much as we are.
  • We don't import direct from China or other countries where freight is blocked/delayed.
  • Our special order range - The Mountain Tie Dye T-Shirts - comes from the USA. During this time we are only receiving shipments once a week from them, so the order processing time is 7 days on that product range.

Change to Operating Hours: We are normally at the warehouse Monday-Friday and ship many orders out the same or next-day, however if need-be during this pandemic, we will reduce the days we ship out orders to Monday, Wednesday and Friday to further limit our exposure to the virus.

Thank you for your continued support during this time, this business is our  livelihood, it keeps a roof over our heads and we are doing our very best to continue to serve you during this unique period in our shared living history.

[Blog Post] Aboriginal Flag Information

[Blog Post] Aboriginal Flag Information

The Australian Aboriginal flag represents Indigenous Australians. It was originally designed in 1971 by Harold Thomas who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights to the flag's design. According to Mr Thomas, the black in the flag represents the Aboriginal people, the red the earth and their spiritual relationship to the land, and the golden yellow represents the sun, the giver of life. The Aboriginal flag was originally designed for the land rights movement and has since became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

It's important to note that authentic Aboriginal flag merchandise must be licensed by Harold Thomas (with royalties paid to Mr Thomas) and we are proud to say all Aboriginal flag t-shirts, other clothing and gifts in our store are 100% authentic licensed products. Many online stores located outside of Australia are offering bootleg Aboriginal Flag products and these should be avoided by consumers.

We here at Australian Native T-Shirts have been instrumental in bringing new Aboriginal flag t-shirt designs to market, please view our entire range here.

[Blog Post] New Release! Australian Native T-Shirts Own Brand of Products

[Blog Post] New Release! Australian Native T-Shirts Own Brand of Products
Meet our new in-house range of Aussie t-shirts with the release of Australian Native T-Shirts own brand of Australiana!

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[Blog Post] Tie Dye T-Shirts in Australia - Spotlight on The Mountain T-Shirts

[Blog Post] Tie Dye T-Shirts in Australia - Spotlight on The Mountain T-Shirts
A look at The Mountain Tie Dye T-Shirt logo changes and a view of the 2018 Collection from brand. We are your source of The Mountain tie dye t-shirts in Australia since 2004.

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[Blog Post] Lest We Forget - Donate to the Australian War Memorial

[Blog Post] Lest We Forget - Donate to the Australian War Memorial

The family here at Australian Native T-Shirts hold the Australian War Memorial close to our hearts. With a Grandfather who served in World War I on one side of the family and a Grandfather who served in World War II on the other, the AWM is a moving place to visit when in Canberra and we always make time to visit every trip.

We have recently started to offer a range of Lest We Forget t-shirts and other products in our online store and from those will donate $1 from every Lest We Forget item sold to the Australian War Memorial. Below is the receipt from our first donation in March 2018, our second in April 2018 and our third in August 2018, with donations following in October 2018, February 2019, April 2019 and September 2019.

Donation to the Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial April 2018 Donation

August War Memorial Donation - 20th August 2018

October Donation to War Memorial

February 2019 War Memorial Donation


April 2019 Donation


September 2019 War Memorial Donation

We encourage everyone to visit the Australian War Memorial when in Canberra, it is located at: 

The Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT 2612
Opening Hours
Closed Christmas day
Free entry
If you would like to donate directly to the Australian War Memorial, donations can be made via their website here: https://www.awm.gov.au/donate

[Blog Post] Australian Team Supporter T-Shirts in Green with Yellow/Gold Print Released

[Blog Post] Australian Team Supporter T-Shirts in Green with Yellow/Gold Print Released

Australia has a proud history in supporting our team at all international and local events and we have produced a couple of designs to help support the Australian team - whether it be at the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics, in Rugby, Cricket or any sport where Australia is playing - our simple designs allow you to support our team!

We have a Go Aussies T-Shirt in bottle green with a vibrant yellow distressed print - a great way to support Australia in "green and gold" sports colours - check it out here.

We also have a Go Team Australia T-Shirt - a simple message in our sporting colours to let everyone know you want our team to win! Check it out here.

We also have Australian flag designs and other green and gold t-shirts - check out all Aussie tees here.

[Blog Post] Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast in 2018!

[Blog Post] Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast in 2018!

In early April 2018 we have the Commonwealth Games taking place on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. An exciting time for us Aussies who love our sport, we're hoping being the home team will see us win even more Gold than usual!

The main venue is Carrara Stadium and the official motto of the games is "Share The Dream". The opening ceremony takes place on 4th of April 2018 and the games end on 15th of April 2018. The Commonwealth Games mascot (pictured above) is Borobi the koala, who was officially named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2016. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body. The term "borobi" is an Aboriginal term for koala.

 We're excited to see the Commonwealth Games return to Australia and wish all athletes success!

We have a number of t-shirts in store you can wear to the games to show your support for Team Australia - check them out in our Aussie t-shirts section here.

Aussie T-Shirts to wear to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast

[Blog Post] Red Poppies for Remembrance Day

[Blog Post] Red Poppies for Remembrance Day

Red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battle fields of Northern France and Belgium, the sight of poppies on the battlefield at Ypres in 1915 moved Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae to write the poem "In Flanders fields" - recited below.

In Flanders fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872–1918)

The Red Poppy has become a symbol of Remembrance, worn on Armistice Day and also ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. Red Poppies also adorn the Roll of Honour at The War Memorial in Canberra. For detailed information from The Australian War Memorial, visit their page here.

We are proud to offer Red Poppy products in our online store for the centenary of Armistice Day in 2018 and also for ANZAC Day events.

[Blog Post] In Memoriam Marilyn Carroll (Aunty Mal to us)

[Blog Post] In Memoriam Marilyn Carroll (Aunty Mal to us)

On the 1st of December 2017, our family lost someone very special to us. Our Mother's close friend of over 50 years and surrogate Aunt to my Sister Donna and I, we called her Aunty Mal.

Never a fan of her given name Marilyn, those close to her always called her Mal. She grew up on the Northern Beaches of NSW just like our Mum and they met when they were young adults. It was a friendship that would last their entire lives, regardless of distance, no matter what was happening in their individual lives. They were always there for each other when times were tough.

 Aunty Mal lived in various places throughout the years.. from the Central Coast of NSW and Bidwill in the Western Suburbs of Sydney when her kids were young, to Dalton in NSW (the earthquake capital of Australia), to iluka on the North Coast of NSW. Our family visited and occasionally stayed with her in each of these places and a couple of times in her life, Aunty Mal even lived with us. Most notoriously in a caravan out the front during my teen years. Mal was not related by blood but she was closer to us kids than any of our Mum's siblings.

Knowing Mal is a lesson in true friendship. At the toughest times in our lives, she was there for us. Anytime something big was happening, she would drop whatever she was doing and come to us and we appreciated it more than she will ever know. Our Mum Emily meant the world to Aunty Mal and she meant the world to our Mum too. They may not speak for months at a time but when they did catch up, nothing had changed between them. It was like they had spoken the day before.

When we lost our Mum in April to a stroke, Aunty Mal was living in a nursing home on the Central Coast and her health was not so great. Mum had seen Aunty Mal last in 2016 when we took her up for Mal's 70th Birthday party in October - at the time Mum had been on oxygen for several years and Mal had also been put on oxygen. By April, Mal was no longer able to travel any real distance and she was heartbroken not to be able to come be with us at this time, but we understood, we knew losing Mum would have been heartbreaking for her as well. We know in the months that followed she missed Mum every day.

We visited with Aunty Mal during those following months and talked about old times when she lived with us and about various times we visited her in the different places we lived. Really, she felt like our closest connection to Mum and we really treasure those times.

In mid November Aunty Mal phoned and let us know the she had cancer. She explained they couldn't even really give her any kind of life expectancy as it was aggressive. We visited her on the 19th of November for what turned out to be the last time we would see her, it was a special visit, we think she knew it would be the last time she saw us. She said she would be happy to see our Mum again and had come to terms with the fact that she is dying.

None of us truly know what happens after we die but we choose to believe they are together again. Thank you for being such a special part of our lives Aunty Mal, Rest in Peace and give Mum a big hug for us xx

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