Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #15

Thirteen #15

The Australian Flag
1. Australian flag came into being in 1901
2. Was given the Royal assent & officially adopted in 1954
3. Bases on the Blue Ensign from United Kingdom
4. Incorporates the Union Jack
5. Incorporates the Southern Cross
6. Incorporates the Star of Federation
7. Each state/territory has it's own flag
8. There is also an aboriginal flag (below)
Australian Aboriginal Flag
9. Aborginal flag was first flown 12 July 1971
10. Australian Centenary Flag presented in 2001- is the national 
flag with a white headband and a red cardinal stripe.
11. The Royal Australian Air Force ensign was adopted in 1948.

. A leaping red kangaroo was added to the Roayl Australian AirForce
ensign in 1982.

The Royal Australian Air Force ensign (Blue)
13. Here is the Eureka Flag-used at the Eureka Stockade

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Nicholas said...

Very interesting.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Didn't know most of this

losthemisphere said...

I miss the southern cross since moving to Canada :(

13 bits on one of my favourite miniature artists

SandyCarlson said...

The history of the flag is interesting.

anthonynorth said...

That was interesting. A lot I didn't know there.

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Very interesting and informative post! Why is ROYAL added to your Air Force? There is no royalty in Australia? Is this a hangover from the British rule?

Best wishes!

The Gal Herself said...

Thanks for sharing. I know this flag pretty well because it's on my Aussie shampoo bottle, but I never knew how it came to be. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Donna said...

Well,that's just cool. I love learning about other contries and their flags/history.

What a great list!

My list is up here. Stop by if you get a chance.

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