Many countries have laws to protect any heritage objects in private hands from being sold out of the country. Recently the issue arose in Britain regarding a ring once owned by Jane Austen. Last year it was bought at a London auction by the American pop singer Kelly Clarkson, who naturally planned to take it home with her to America. The private owners have a right to sell their own property, but the British government stepped in to put a temporary export ban on the ring so that the British public would have time to raise the same amount of money (£152,450) to buy it for the Jane Austen Museum.
Now Austen is British to her bootstraps. So British, in fact, that she has just become the new female face on the £10 note.
But what about a kangaroo?