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Topic: Flag of Australian Capital Territory

  Schools - Timeline
The formation of the Royal Australian Navy is marked by the adoption of the Australian flag as the ensign to be "worn" (flown) from the jackstaff at the bow of all RAN commissioned ships and also at the mainmast as the "battle flag" when a ship is in combat.
It is flanked on one side by the Australian flag which flew at Villiers-Bretonneux in 1917 and on the other by the Australian flag flown by the HMAS Sydney when it destroyed the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in the Mediterranean in 1940.
Australia’s flag is raised as the allies retake Kokoda, New Guinea.
www.australianflag.org.au /timeline.php   (1561 words)

 Flag of the Australian Capital Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current state flag of the Australian Capital Territory was officially adopted by the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in 1993.
The Southern Cross appears as five white stars on a blue panel at the hoist, whilst in the centre of the gold field in the fly is the modified arms of the City of Canberra.
In 1988 and 1992 competitions for a proposed new flag were held, in which artists and residents of the ACT could put forth their designs for the new flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Australian_Capital_Territory   (241 words)

 Capital - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Capital, collective term for a body of goods and monies from which future income can be derived.
Capital Punishment, legal infliction of the death penalty; in modern law, corporal punishment in its most severe form.
Lilongwe, city in central Malawi, capital of the country and of its Central Region, on the Lilongwe River near the borders with Mozambique and...
au.encarta.msn.com /Capital.html   (173 words)

 Flags of Bergonia
This flag was adopted by the successful Mountain-Cat revolutionaries of 1859 who finally ended all gentry rights to income from the peasants, and ended property and class restrictions on the franchise by extending the vote to all men twenty-one or older.
The flag of Incuatati, with an uma (the lozenge), was popularly though incorrectly considered a mockery of the British flag.
This is the flag of the Capital City of Ceiolai, located in Rarsecin, and Rarsecin's capital as well, employing the traditional colors of white, gold and blue.
www.bergonia.org /Flags/Flags.htm   (4266 words)

 New Australian Flags: Northern Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The flag was designed by Robert Ingpen, a Victorian illustrator, and incorporates the Territorian colours of fl and ochre and a stylised Sturt's Desert Rose, its floral emblem.
The flag of the Northern Territory was the first official Australian flag to not contain the Union Flag of the United Kingdom (Union Jack).
The "Australian pale" has now firmly established itself as an indigenous Australian vexillogical style, and in recognition of its success, is used in the proposed flags for all the states shown at this web site.
members.optusnet.com.au /~brendan.jones/flags/nt.html   (178 words)

 Ausflag - Australian Capital Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Australian Capital Territory was founded as a Federal Territory on 1 January 1911, and attained self-government on 4 March 1989, however until recently it did not have a flag of its own.
The flag for the Australian Capital Territory was adopted by the ACT Legislative Assembly on 25 March 1993.
In the centre of the gold fly is a modified form of the arms of the City of Canberra, whilst the Southern Cross appears in the blue bar at the hoist.
www.ausflag.com.au /flags/act.html   (219 words)

 Australian Capital Territory (Australia)
This passage is from Carol A. Foley's 'The Australian Flag'...
Competitions for a new flag were held in 1988 and 1992 and a large number of submissions were received.
The design of the new ACT flag was drawn by Mr Ivo Ostyn and was clearly inspired by the Northern Territory flag.
www.hampshireflag.co.uk /world-flags/allflags/au-act.html   (658 words)

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the australian flag as a colonial flag
flag change proposals for the australian capital territory
flags of universities and students' organizations (austria)
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 New Australian Flags: Australian Capital Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Australian Capital Territory attained self-government on 4 March 1989 and adopted the flag shown above on 25 March 1993.
The flag was designed by Ivo Ostyn and follows the precedent set by the non-Ensign based design of the Northern Territory flag.
The ACT flag uses Canberra's city colours of blue and gold to represent the territory, and the southern cross in the hoist symbolises ACT's status as a part of the Australian nation.
members.optusnet.com.au /~brendan.jones/flags/act.html   (109 words)

In the upper hoist (canton) of the flag is the Union Flag (i.e.
As in Queensland, the design of the flag is changed in accordance with the style of Crown chosen by the reigning monarch, with the last such change occurring in 1953, after Queen Elizabeth II adopted the St Edwards Crown upon her Coronation in 1952.
The Australian Capital Territory was founded as a Federal Territory on 1 January 1911, and attained self-government on 4 March 1989, however until the 25th March 1993 it did not have a flag of its own.
www.fortunecity.com /millennium/goodgirl/1215/ausflags.htm   (1270 words)

 Qwika - similar:South_Australia
The Parliament of South Australia consists of the South Australian Legislative Council and the South Australian House of Assembly.
Flag Ratio: 1:2 The current state flag of South Australia, was officially adopted by the government of South Australia in 1904.
The flag is based on the defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly.
www.qwika.com /rels/South_Australia   (1639 words)

 Northern Territory (Australia)
At the hoist is a fl panel 1/3 the width of the flag, bearing 5 white stars in the constellation of the southern cross.
The flag was first raised on the Esplanade in Darwin, the capital city of the Territory, and acknowledged by a 19-gun salute as part of the ceremonies celebrating the grant of self-government on 1 July 1978.
The basic design of a hoist panel bearing the southern cross set a precedent for the design of new Australian flags, being used for the ACT flag adopted in 1993 and in several proposals for new flags for the states.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/au-nt.html   (592 words)

 Parliament@Work - Australian Capital Territory
Section 125 of the Australian Constitution says that the seat of the Commonwealth Government will be in territory given to or acquired by the Commonwealth; that this place should belong to the Commonwealth and that it should be located in New South Wales "not less than 100 miles from Sydney".
However, the Coat of Arms for Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
The Gang Gang Cockatoo was adopted as the Faunal Emblem for the Territory on 27 February 1997.
www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au /act.php3   (795 words)

 Flag etiquette for the Australian Flag
When the Australian National Flag is flown alone on top of, or in front of a building where there are two flagpoles, it should be flown on the flagpole to the left of the observer facing the flag.
In a semi-circle of flags representing a number of sovereign nations, the Australian Flag should be in the centre.
The Australian National Flag should never be displayed with the Union down except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/etiquette.htm   (1944 words)

The Capital Territory is surrounded by New South Wales, with the capital Canberra surrounding Lake Burley Griffin, which is man made.
Canberra was the name given to the new capital which is rumoured to be a translation of 'meeting place' in aboriginal.
The Australian National University opened in 1946 followed by the Canberra School of Music in 1965 and is home to the National War Memorial.
www.australianexplorer.com /australian_capital_territory.htm   (570 words)

 List of Australian flags - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag, based on the national coat of arms, is divided into six, each containing the state badges of the six States.
Flag of the Governor of New South Wales
The flag was selected from a competition held in 1986 and was finally approved by the local government in 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Australian_flags   (608 words)

 Australian Antarctic Territory
The Australian Antarctic Territory Act 1954 declared that the laws in forcein the Australian Capital Territory are, so far as they are applicable and are not inconsistent with any ordinance made under the Act, in force in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
A second Australian scientific research station was established on the coast of Princess Elizabeth Land on 13 Jan. 1957 at lat.
This flag was described by Roman Klimes in his paper 'Symbols of Antarctica', published in 'Flags in South Africa and the World' [icv97].The animal shown on the flag is a leopard seal.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/au-antar.html   (768 words)

 Flag History - The Australian Flag - Flag Designers - Ivor William Evans
The Commonwealth of Australia officially flew the flag of the British Empire as well as the popular but unofficial Australian Federation Flag until a nationwide competition to design a new flag was held.
In 1908 a seventh point was added to represent all the Federal Territories which, today, include the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory, The Cocos Islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Ivor believed that the flag of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, had a place on Australia's flag because of the historical links between our island continent and the British isles.
www.flagaustnat.asn.au /ivorevans.php   (411 words)

 Australia flags and ensigns; focusing on international flags, histories, and flag designs.
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 Australian 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 of 1953.
The flag was so proclaimed by the Governor General of Australia, William Hayden, on July 14, 1995.
www.flagfocus.info /worldflags-large/world-flags-large-Australia.html   (1482 words)

 Australia and its States, Sports, Food, Animals and Plants
The Australian Government took possession of 2357 square kilometers of land from New South Wales in 1911 to form the Australian Capital Territory as the site for the Australia National Capital.
The Australian Capital Territory was founded as a Federal Territory on 1 January 1911, as capital cities go, Canberra is a newcomer.
The Royal Bluebell is restricted in distribution to the high montane areas of the Australian Capital Territory, south eastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria.
www.angelfire.com /al2/Australia/ACT.html   (686 words)

 Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Our staff all have flags as their hobbies, so we cater for the flag enthusiast extraordinaire (vexillology is the study of flags).
Flags of the World - this is a good starting point if you're looking for information on the flags of countries, states, provinces, etc. The site is maintained by a group of volunteers and is regularly updated.
Ausflag - this organisation supports the adoption of a "truly Australian flag", and contains useful information on the history of the Australian flag, Australia's national, state and territory flags, and the debate about the design of Australian flag.
www.nationalflags.com.au /services.htm   (195 words)

 Flags of Australia
It was, however,only official adopted in 1954, the Union Jack having been used as Australia's flag until then, typical of the time when most Australians, when using the word "home", meant the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
But times change and when the Northern Territory attained Self Government in 1978 it adopted a totally different flag, using local symbols, followed in 1993 with a similarly designed flag for the Australian Capital Territory.
Some groups in the islands have adopted flags of their own, like the Kaurareg of the south western islands and the Mer people of Murray Island.
www.ozoutback.com.au /flags/index.htm   (176 words)

 The Australian Flag - Flags of the Australian States and Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Each of the six states of Australia has its own flag consisting of the Blue Ensign with the Union Jack in the upper hoist quarter, the fly half defaced with the badge or heraldic device of the state concerned:
The shields or badges of each of the Australian States are combined in the Australian Comonwealth Arms.
Christmas Island - a diagonally divided flag with a central yellow circle enclosing a white map of the island, lower hoist a white Souther Cross (five stars, four 7-point, one five point) on a blue background, upper fly a yellow frigate bird flying hoist to fly on a green background - an unofficial flag.
www.anbg.gov.au /oz/flag-state.html   (367 words)

 australian flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When the National Flag is displayed on, or in front of, a building with Australian State or house flags.
Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are available free of charge to local community groups, schools and churches.
Flags of Afganistan Albania Algeria; Andorra Angola; flag Antigua and Barbuda Argentina; Armenia Austalia; Austria flags Azerbaijan The Bahamas Bahrain;...
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 Australian Capital Territory
A second territory, at Jervis Bay, was acquired from NSW in 1915.
Although Canberra is Australia's national capital, the private sector accounts for 52 per cent of the workforce in the territory.
The ACT flag features the southern cross on a blue background and the Canberra city crest on a yellow background.
members.ozemail.com.au /~enigman/australia/act.html   (709 words)

 australian flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Whether for the collector, hobbyist or vexillologist, Australian flags are a rewarding field to explore.
It is also considered appropriate to wave small Australian flags as marchers in Combined Service Parades pass.
Flag Date Use Description; 1993: Flag of Australian Capital Territory: One third blue with the Southern Cross, the other two thirds are yellow with the Coat of Arms of Canberra
dealmarket.net /australian-flags/2006/09/aboutfsa.php   (315 words)

 National Flags Your Flag, Flag Pole and Banner Headquarters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The flag of the City of Willoughby (in Northern Sydney), uses the flower Christmas Bell in its flag.
The flag was adopted by Council in 1990.
The new flag was unveiled by the NT Police at the National Police Remembrance Day in September this year.
www.nationalflags.com.au   (510 words)

 ACT Chief Minister's Department - Flags and Emblems for the ACT
In August 1927 the Federal Capital Commission (FCC) announced a competition to design a Coat of Arms for the FCC and for the City of Canberra.
Blue and white are the livery colours of the City (shown by the wreath above the shield on the Canberra City Coat of Arms), while blue and gold are the traditional sporting colours of the ACT and were taken from the national blue and gold appearing on the wreath of the Australian Coat of Arms.
Guidelines for the use of the ACT Flag have been prepared by Chief Minister's Support and Protocol unit of the CMD.
www.cmd.act.gov.au /flags   (690 words)

 Flags of the World - Australia
The Australian flag's design was chosen as a result of a contest.
This flag carries the Union Jack in the canton.
The five small stars at the fly end of the flag represent the star constellation, Southern Cross.
www.anyflag.com /country/australi.php   (155 words)

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