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The Australian Flag

The flag of Australia is a defaced blue ensign: a blue field with the Union flag in the canton (upper hoist quarter), and a large white seven pointed star known as the commonwealth star in the lower hoist quarter.  The fly contains a representation of the Southern Cross constellation made up of five white stars – one small five pointed star and four, larger seven pointed stars.  The flag’s original design (with a six pointed Commonwealth star) was chosen in 1901 from entries in a worldwide competition held following federation, and it was first flown in Melbourne on 3rd September 1901; this date has been proclaimed as Australian National Flag day.

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The Australian Flag