The Red Ensign

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See also post: Australian National Flag and Flag Day, 2019, at: The Red Ensign compared to the Australian National Flag The Red Ensign is the same as the Australian National Flag (which can be referred to as the Blue Ensign), except with a red instead of a blue background. See the comparison below:   […]

Flag Day Messages 2019

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From the Governor General, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) The Australian Flag is an enduring national symbol. Its elements are representative of our ties to Britain, the unity of our states and territories, and our geographical location. We sing our national anthem under the Australian Flag. Our Defence forces parade it both home and abroad. […]

Empire Day – a snapshot

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Empire Day was introduced in Australia in 1905. Eventually, in 1958, it became Commonwealth Day. Empire Day was celebrated on May 24th, the birthday of Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901). Empire Day presents some complexity to flag history. In review of the various photographs showing Empire Day celebration, some show the Union Jack as the […]

Australian National Flag Day 2018

Australian National Flag Day and Australian Merchant Navy Day at Martin Place Amphitheatre, Sydney Celebrate the Australian National Flag and the Australian Red Ensign Click here for Flag Day Messages!

Flag Day Messages 2018

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Flag Day messages from our national, state and local leaders:   From the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd): The Australian flag is a powerful symbol of our nation, of who we are and who we aspire to be. It is under the Australian flag that we sing our […]