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What did the Australian flag look like in 1901?

What did the Australian flag look like in 1901?

The flag’s original design (with a six-pointed Commonwealth Star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a competition held following Federation, and was first flown in Melbourne on 3 September 1901, the date proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day. A slightly different design was approved by King Edward VII in 1903.

What was the Australian flag before 1954?

What is now the Australian national flag was created soon after Federation in a competition in which nearly 33,000 people took part. However, for the next 50 years Australia’s official flag was the British flag, the Union Jack. This changed in 1954 when the Flags Act came into effect.

What Colour was the first Australian flag?

Official use of the Blue and Red Ensigns On the 3rd Sep 1901, following Federation, the Australian National Flag (Blue Ensign) became the official national flag of Australia, and has remained so ever since. At the same time, the Red Ensign became the flag of Merchant Naval Shipping, and has remained so ever since.

What Colour was the original Australian flag?

This resulted in a Blue Ensign and a Red Ensign. There was considerable confusion in the first half of the 20th century over the appropriate use of the Red Ensign as opposed to the Blue Ensign. This was clarified with the passage of the Flags Act 1953 which proclaimed the Blue Ensign as the Australian National Flag.

Can you fly a foreign flag in Australia?

Any person may fly the Australian National Flag. However, the flag should be treated with the respect and dignity it deserves as the nation’s most important national symbol. Flag protocol is based on longstanding international and national practice. The flag should not be allowed to fall or lie on the ground.

What is the basic salary in Australia?

Australian minimum wage rates since 2007

Commencement Date Per hour Per 38 hour week
1 July 2017 $18.29 $694.90
1 July 2018 $18.93 $719.20
1 July 2019 $19.49 $740.80
1 July 2020 $19.84 $753.80

What is the flag color for Australia?

DESCRIPTION: A blue background with the Union Jack in the upper left corner, a white Commonwealth Star in the lower left corner and the five stars of the Southern Cross on the fly of the flag in white. The colour references for the Australian National Flag are: Blue Pantone® 280 and Red Pantone® 185.

When did Australia get its first national flag?

However, at the celebrations to recognise the formation of the Australian nation, Australia had no national flag to fly. Australia′s first `Federal′ flag was chosen from a public national flag competition held in 1901. Two designs were required: one for the “merchant” service (i.e merchant use at sea) and one for “official” (i.e Government) use.

Where is the coat of arms on the Australian flag?

The State Flag with a crowned badge. The Australian national flag defaced with the coat of arms of Australia placed between the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross. Used by Robert Menzies in the 1950s and 1960s. A St George’s Cross with four gold stars and a lion in the fly of a British blue ensign .

What was the first coin made in Australia?

Australia struck her first coins in 1910 with the silver denominations of florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence. Copper coins were struck the following year with the denomination of penny and half penny – Australia never produced any farthings. These coins can be found under the Commonwealth Coinage section of the site.

What was the winning design for the Australian flag?

The judging and approval process were such that only a British Ensign with a badge representative of Australia was likely to be a winner. The winning design for the merchant flag was based on the British Red Ensign, and the winning design for the official Government flag was based on the British Blue Ensign.