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== == == == == == The smaller stars represent the constellation called the Southern Cross, visible and distinctive in Australia and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere, so it relates to Australia's geographic position.

The large star represents the federation of all the Australian states and territories. There are seven points on the large star - one for each state and also one for the territories (Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory). It is referred to as the Star of Federation or the Commonwealth Star.

The Union Jack symbolizes Australia's relationship with Britain as a member of the Commonwealth and also as the parent nation. The British first colonized Australia in 1788 when they established a penal colony at Port Jackson.

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