Flag - National Flag of Australia
The flag of Australia was designed after a competition was
held with more than 30,000 entries submitted. In January 1901
it was chosen to represent the Commonwealth of Australia.
It wasn't until as late as 1954 that it received Royal assent
and was officially recognized as the flag to represent the
country, with the Flags Act 1953.
It consists of three colors (red, white, and blue) and three
The most obvious feature of the Australian flag is the Union
Jack in the upper left hand corner, representing the close
ties the country has with Great Britain.
The large star below the Union Jack is the Commonwealth Star
or Star of Federation. It has seven points to represent the
six states and territories of the Commonwealth.
The five stars taking up the whole right hand side of the
flag represents the Southern Cross. The constellation has
long been a symbol of the country because of its position
in the southern hemisphere.
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Flag of Australia