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Flag of Australia
Australia.svg
Adopted February 11, 1903
Designed by Ivor Evans
Proportions 1:2

The flag of Australia has a blue background, with the Union Jack in the canton, a white seven-pointed star below the Union Jack, called the "Commonwealth Star", and a representation of Crux in the fly half of the flag, in white seven-pointed stars, but the star representing ε (Epsilon) Crucis is a five-pointed star.

Symbolism[]

The Union Jack represents the United Kingdom, which Australia once was a territory of. The blue is because this flag is heavily based off the Commonwealth flag. The seven-pointed star represents the six states of Australia, and all other territories belonging to Australia. The six stars possibly represent the six states. Crux is a symbol of the Southern Hemisphere. Heard Island And McDonald Islands

Trivia[]

Six people are credited with designing the same flag, all of which were schoolchildren at the time.

References[]

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Australia
Oceania
Australia.svg Australia Fiji.svg Fiji Kiribati.svg Kiribati Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands
Micronesia.svg Micronesia Nauru.svg Nauru New Zealand.svg New Zealand Palau.svg Palau
Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Samoa.svg Samoa Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands Tonga.svg Tonga
Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu

Dependencies and other territories

Christmas Island.png Christmas Island (Australia) Niue.png Niue (New Zealand)

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