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This Alphabet Of Aussie Legends Should Be Compulsory In Schools

A is for Adam Goodes, B is for Bob Hawke, C is for Cathy Freeman...

As Australians, we’ve got a fairly unique take on the English language. So really, it makes sense that we should have our own alphabet to match.

Created by Sydney-based graphic designer and illustrator Beck Feiner, the Aussie Legends Alphabet highlights 26 iconic Australians from the realms of sport, politics, entertainment, science and public life. Standouts include A for Adam Goodes, G for Julia Gillard, L for Lee Lin Chin and O for Olivia Newton-John.

Feiner originally created the posters to help her four-year-old son Levi learn how to read. “I just felt like A is for apple, and B is for banana was a bit boring,” Feiner told SBS. Of which figures made the cut, she said that she “wanted to give my son a more of a rounded education as to who the true Australian legends really are, who Eddie Mabo is and who Tim Flannery is.”

You can purchase your own Aussie Legends Alphabet poster via Feiner’s website. A portion of the profits from each sale goes to the Fred Hollows Foundation.