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Hansen Galleries first established a retail gallery in Goulbourn, NSW. After great success in this small country town in the 1980's a second gallery was opened on Sydney's Darling Harbour. After many successful years in both of these locations the proprietor, Anthony Hansen, decided it was time to build his dream Woodwork Gallery and Studio on Mt. Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland. After many years in retail Anthony decided to turn his attention to wholesaling and managed both for several years. In 2002 the last of the Hansen Galleries on Mt Tamborine was sold and Anthony has been wholesaling from then on.
Banksia Gifts Australia is the new trading name for Hansen Galleries. Hansen Galleries has been our trading name for over 30 years now and we felt it was time for a facelift. We are excited to bring you a new face, direction and plenty of new products with the launch of Banksia Gifts Australia.
Banksia Gifts Australia is 100% Australian owned and produces 100% Australian Made products, this we pride ourselves on.
Our gifts are functional, unique and handmade. Everything we make has been turned from the humble Banksia Seed Pod.
All of our products are hand turned by Anthony Hansen.
Anthony has been a professional woodturner for over 30 years. His reputation rests not only on his skills at traditional turning, but also on his talents as a pioneering designer of contemporary wood art.
His love for woodturning brings him satisfaction from making these quality Australian products for you to treasure.
AUSTRALIAN BANKSIA SEED PODS
Found growing in coastal areas of Australia are different species of native Banksia.
Their seed pods are used in all forms of Australian life, from firewood to beautiful award winning artworks, from famous Australian stories to our unique handmade gifts.
This particular species of Banksia (Banksia Grandis) is found in Southern Western Australian forests and produces large seed pods and brilliant yellow flowers.