The puzzle is to get the 16 Australian animals and birds back inside the map of Australia. Then assemble the map of the Australian states on the second layer.
A high quality locally made souvenir of Australia for an overseas visitor but an equally educational puzzle to teach children about Australia’s unique fauna and geographical layout.
The puzzle is made by Woodencrafts as part of their unique, artisan crafted, handmade puzzles which form part of their Australian puzzles map series, making them an excellent gift or souvenir of Australia.
The Woodencrafts story started more than 40 years ago with a skilled and wonderful artist named Violet Platthy. Violet and her daughter Csilla both became successful commercial artists in their own right and it was Violet who drew the first Australia map puzzle with the interlocking animals while Csilla came up with the idea of adding the states as a double layer.
The animals and states are made from different Australian woods on a Hoop Pine base. There is a solution map identifying each animal included with the puzzle. The woods used are also listed.
Size: 140mm x 117mm x 10mm