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  Flag of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official flag of Australia is defined in the Flags Act 1953.
The length of the Flag is twice the width.
Flags in any locality may be flown at half-mast on the death of a notable local citizen or on the day, or part of the day, of their funeral.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Australia   (2947 words)

 Australia - Simple English Wikipedia
Australia is a member of the United Nations and the Commonwealth.
Australia is a very big country, but the middle of it is mostly desert.
Australia is multicultural, which means that all its people are helped to keep their different languages and ways of life, while also learning English and joining in with other Australians.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australia   (466 words)

 Murray River flag (Australia)
The Upper Murray River Flag is used on the upper Murray, in New South Wales.
However, the lower Murray River flag of the atachment is uniformly flown on the Murray River and the Murray Lakes throughout South Australia.
A newspaper description of the flag in 1853 was not precise and left the original concept of the flag open to interpretation.
flagspot.net /flags/au_murry.html   (1165 words)

 The Australian Flag
The outer diameter is 3/5 the width of the Union Jack (3/10 the width of the fly) and the inner diameter is 4/9 the outer diameter.
Each of the six states of Australia has its own Official State Flag consisting of a Blue Ensign defaced with the badge or heraldic device of the state concerned; the heraldic devices are those represented in the Commonwealth Arms.
It is a strident 3-colour flag composed of a large central yellow circle imposed on a background of a red lower half and a fl upper half; the fl represents the Aboriginal people, the yellow the sun as a life force, the red the earth and the blood of the Aboriginal people.
www.csu.edu.au /australia/flag.html   (1009 words)

 Centenary Flag (Australia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Centenary Flag is the flag presented on 3 September 2001 to the Prime Minister by the Australian National Flag Association at the flag centenary celebration - Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne.
The first time Australia's flag of state represented the country overseas was on 11 November 2003, at the opening of the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park, London by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under section 6 of the Flags Act 1953, authorise the Governments of the Commonwealth and of each of the States and Territories, to use, on ceremonial occasions, the Centenary Flag described in the Schedule.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/au_cent.html   (1579 words)

 Australian National Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Federal Government encourages the flying of the Australian national flag by all Australians and is committed to retaining and promoting pride in the flag and actively encourages all Australians to be aware of, and proud of, their country’s identity.
Also the Flags Amendment Act 1996 was passed by the House of Representatives on 12 December 1996 to guarantee that all Australians will be consulted before any changes to the design of the Australian national flag are made.
The Flags Amendment Act 1996 requires that any change to the Australian national flag must be approved by the Australian electorate and that the existing Australian national flag will always be amongst the choices offered to the Australian people.
www.pm.gov.au /aus_in_focus/nat_symbols/flag.html   (354 words)

 Ausflag - History of the Australian National Flag
The original design was similar to the current flag, except the Federation Star contained only 6 points and the Southern Cross was represented by stars ranging from 5 to 9 points to indicate their relative apparent brightness in the night sky.
In 1906 Australia acquired the Territory of Papua, and to indicate this the number of points on the Federation Star was increased to seven in 1908.
formally adopted the current design as Australia's "National Flag" and the Act was assented to by Queen Elizabeth II on her first visit to Australia on 15 April 1954, the first Act of the Australian Parliament to receive assent by the Monarch rather than the Governor General.
www.ausflag.com.au /flags/aushist.html   (761 words)

 Red Ensign, Australia's 'forgotten' flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Watson claimed that it was the first Australian flag to be flown in France during the war, and on his safe return to Australia presented it to the Australian War Museum (later War Memorial) for display.
The flag was sent around the world to obtain the signatures and 20,000 pounds was raised from the raffle.
His grandson Ross recalls that it was used during the Royal visit to Australia in 1954, when he and some mates travelled some 60 km from Korumburra to Warragul in the back of a ute to see the Queen, waving this flag, which was wired to a rough pole.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/red_ensign.htm   (2088 words)

 A new Flag for Australia?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It seems to me that flag opponents in Australia are of the authoritarian school requiring unquestioning obedience to God, queen and country while those who desire a new Australian flag are less passionate both about authority and their symbols such as the flag and the flag issue itself.
This is further complicated with the Australian flag having the Union Jack in the corner and accompanied by the southern cross and the federation star.
In general new flag enthusiasts are interested in a new flag but are not driven to the same shrill levels of enthusiasm that drives those who oppose a new flag or any new ideas at all.
members.optusnet.com.au /~pk1956/miscel/newflag.htm   (3591 words)

 Flag of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The flag of Australia bears three distinguishing features among a navy blue background: the Southern Cross, the Union Jack and the Commonwealth star.
As the Union Jack was the first flag to be flown on Australian soil is still appears on their current flag because of its importance to the country.
All flags are finished with heavy-duty, no-shrink white header material for the strongest headers in the industry.
www.special-tplus.com /flag-of-australia.html   (320 words)

 Australian Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The flag was designed to be an eye-catching rallying symbol for the Aboriginal people and a symbol of their race and identity.
After a period of public consultation, the Government made its own decision in July 1995 that the flag should be proclaimed a "Flag of Australia" under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953.
The flag was so proclaimed by the Governor General of Australia, William Hayden, on 14 July 1995.
www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au /australiaday/austflag.htm   (377 words)

 ipedia.com: Flag of Australia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The flag of Australia is blue with the flag of the United Kingdom in the canton, and a large seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist-side quadrant; the remaining half is a...
On 14th April 1954 the "Blue Ensign" flag became the official Australian flag, and it was not until well into the 1960's that the national flag usurped the Union Flag completely in public consciousness.
In 1996, however, the Howard governmeent passed an amendment to the Flags Act so that the national flag could not be changed except by means of public referendum, angering some proponents of change.
www.ipedia.com /flag_of_australia.html   (1174 words)

 Australia: States and Territories - ZoomSchool.com
Australia, nicknamed the "Land Down Under,", is a country, an island and a continent.
Government and Economy: The Commonwealth of Australia is a democracy (leaders are elected by the adult population) but it recognizes the monarch of Great Britain as sovereign (the Queen of England has the title "Chief of State" and performs ceremonial duties).
A flline master (printout) of the flag of Australia.
www.enchantedlearning.com /school/Australia/Ausmap.shtml   (754 words)

If there are three flag poles and the centre one is the taller, the National Flag is in the centre, the State Flag on the left when facing the building, and the house flag or pennant on the right.
When the flag poles are the same height the National Flag must be flown on the left, the State Flag in the middle, and the house flag or pennants on the right.
The Australian National Flag should not be used as a covering of a statue, monument or plaque for an unveiling ceremony, as a table or seat cover; or as a masking for boxes, barriers or intervening space between floor and ground level on a dais or platform.
www.ozbird.com /oz.htm   (1188 words)

 The Australian Flag
The Australian Flag came into being after the the federation of the Australian States into the Commonwealth of Australian on 1 January, 1901.
This is a famous but unofficial Australian flag, that features a white vertical cross on a blue background five whsite, blue-margined, 8-pointed stars superimposed at the end of each arm of the cross and at the intersection of the arms, a stylized Southern Cross.
This flag was adopted as the symbol of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people when it was first flown in 1971.
www.anbg.gov.au /oz/flag.html   (1022 words)

 A New Flag for Australia: Some Suggestions by Douglas Dowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Australian flag is currently a British Blue Ensign, defaced with the Southern Cross and the Federation Star.
The flag was intended to symbolise "kinship with the Empire", following the pattern for British colonies the world over - a Red or Blue Ensign with a distinguishing badge in the fly.
Finally, the Union Flag is such a striking symbol of the UK that the current flag cannot be considered "quintessentially Australian" - it is British with "a little bit of Australia in the bottom and the far right".
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/9393/newflag   (320 words)

 Artisan Flags Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Australian flag two different sewing techniques are used, the stripes in the union jack are joined using French seams and the stars are appliqu├ęd to the blue background.
A flag is a dynamic device and will wear out, its life span depends on several factors, click here for a discussion on flag life.
However Britain did not take physical possession of eastern Australia until 18 years later when the New South Wales colony was founded, and this delay gave time for the French to make territorial claims, their was a notable flag raising ceremony by Lieutenant Francois de Saint Allouarn at Shark Bay, Western Australia, in 1773.
artisanflags.com.au   (517 words)

 Eureka flag (Australia)
The Australian Federation flag is another historical flag from Australia's colonial past which is still used in Australia today as a flag of historical significance - the society questioned why the Eureka flag deserves a superior status to this equally important historical flag.
He believes that the Eureka Stockade flag is not a historically and culturally relevant as is made out by others, in particular, that it it most respected in Central Victoria and hence more appropriate as the City of Ballarat flag then an official Flag of Australia.
The Eureka flag is a brilliant flag design, and for that reason has been taken up by many sorts of groups, some calling themselves nationalistic and some not, in the 150 years since the Eureka stockade.
www.fotw.net /FLAGS/au_eurek.html   (1840 words)

 Australia, Map and Flag
Australia became a commonwealth of the British Empire in 1901.
A referendum to change Australia's status, from a commonwealth headed by the British monarch to a republic, was defeated in 1999.
Australia has a prosperous Western-style capitalist economy, with a per capita GDP on par with the four dominant West European economies.
www.greatestcities.com /Oceania/Australia.html   (1151 words)

 Australian flags - flag of Australia
These Australia flags are the made to the highest standards in the USA.
We stock the Australia flag in 4x6 inch, 12x18 inch, 2ft x 3ft, 3ft x 5ft and 4ft x 6ft sizes in nylon and 3ft x 5ft in Superknit polyester.
Australia stick flag 12 x 18 inch, mounted on a 24 inch wooden stick.
www.united-states-flag.com /world-australia.html   (411 words)

The positions of alpha-epsilon are given with respect to the centre of the square fly, and distances in terms of hoist width of the flag.
The Centenary Flag is the flag presented on 3 September 2001 to the Prime Minister by the Australian National Flag Association, being an Australian National Flag suitably inscribed with flag centenary message.
[The Australian Flag [fol96] by Carol Foley] After the 1953 Flags Act, the situation was reversed, the 'blue ensign' became the only flag private citizens could fly on land, while the use of the Red Ensign on land were prohibited.
flagspot.net /flags/au.html   (1128 words)

 The Honour Flag (Australia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the Flags of Australia chart [vau83], there is a flag called The Honour Flag (1918).
It consists of: The Australian National Flag (ie a whole blue ensign) in the canton, a white field, with a blue commonwealth star beneath the canton and three vertical blue bars in the fly.
Towns and districts in Australia which subscribed twice their quota of funds to the Commonwealth Government's Seventh War Loan in 1918 were presented with the Honour Flag with three blue bars and a star.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/au_hon.html   (129 words)

 National Flag of Australia
This illustration of the Australia Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/australia-nl.htm   (443 words)

 Aboriginal Flag - Indigenous Australia
The red half of the flag is the earth.
The flag was first flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide on National Aboriginies day July 12th 1971, it was used later at the Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972, when Aboriginal people were seeking national justice, including land rights, education, legal rights and health.
Today the flag is used by all Aboriginal groups and is flown at Aboriginal centres all over Australia.
indigenousaustralia.frogandtoad.com.au /standards/flag.html   (133 words)

 Bowman Flag (Australia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The flag is believed to be the first designed in Australia and was made of silk from a wedding dress.
This is believed to be the first flag designed in Australia and it set the precedent for the use of emu and kangaroo on our national coat of arms, The english rose, scotish thistle and irish shamrock indicate the origns and unity of the early setllers.
The words beneath the shield were taken from a famous flag signal raised during the battle.
www.fotw.net /flags/au_bowmn.html   (237 words)

 australia flag and description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The current flag of Australia was officially adopted on May 22, 1909.
The Union Jack was named the national flag in 1788, and it remains on the current flag denoting Australia's historical links with Great Britain.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/flags/countrys/pacific/austrlia.htm   (260 words)

 Australia Travel Visa Services for Australian Immigration Visas
Australia is hungry for skilled young people in trades, and desperate for Engineers.
Australia Immigration Visa Services has free downloading of all forms and booklets, direct from government sources.
Australia Immigration Visa Services provides a form for you to contact our Registered Migration Agent for private consultation and a visa application service.
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