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A Brief History of Australian Flags

Australia′s flag has already changed many times. Our present flag dates from only 1953. The following is a summary of the changes to Australia′s national flag since 1770. For a more complete history of Australian flags, read our article History of the Australian National Flag. The Union Flag 1770 Australia′s first flag was the Union […]

Flag History & the Flags Act 1953

Australia′s first flag was chosen from a national flag competition held in 1901. Initially started by the Melbourne monthly magazine The Review of Reviews for Australasia, the new Federal Government announced a further competition (Gazetted 29 April 1901) and the earlier competition entries were transferred and the prize was increased to 200 pounds. The competition […]