The Red Ensign

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See also post: Australian National Flag and Flag Day, 2019, at: https://www.anfa-national.org.au/australian-national-flag-and-flag-day-2019/ 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 […]

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 […]

Seaman who attacked Flag received tax-paid expenses for sport

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9th May 2018: Canberra – Department of Defence The Department of Defence revealed that Australian Navy seaman, Micqaella O’Shane, based in Cairns, received $736 in tax-paid expenses for participation in rugby events, only two months after she had attacked the Australian National Flag, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day on Facebook. On Australia Day, 2017, O’Shane posted […]

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

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April 25th, 2018: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Prince Charles and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attended the ANZAC Day dawn service at the Australian World War One Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in the Somme in northern France. This marked the 100th anniversary of one of Australia’s historic battles here on the Western Front. […]