The New South Wales State Flag (1876)

The State flag of NSW was adopted in 1876 and features a distinctive form of the Southern Cross on the cross of St George with the gold lion of England at its centre. This attractive badge is emblazoned on the field of the State’s Blue Ensign. The cross of St George, combined with four eight-pointed stars representing the Southern Cross, first appeared on the National Colonial design (1823-24).

The New South Wales State Flag (1876).