When the flag is flown or placed upside down, this is a signal of distress. For this reason, it should not be flown in this position at any other time.
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Originally, the Commonwealth or Federation Star had six points, one representing each of the states. The seventh point was added in 1908 to represent all of the Australian territories.
The current Australian flag was design in 1900 for a British overseas possession and for that purpose it was perfectly valid . But today Australia is a completely separate country in its own right ( see Australia Acts 1986 ) . The flag should indicate our current status - not what we once were .
There are actually six stars. Five of them form the constellation of the Southern cross, which is seen only in the southern hemisphere and south of latitude 30 degrees in the northern hemisphere.
The other star with its seven points represents the six states and all the territories (mainland and offshore) which make up the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Southern Cross was an important navigational benchmark for sailors. It guided them through the relatively unknown waters around Terra Australis Incognita (the unknown south land) and was not visible in the northern hemisphere from whence the sailors came. The Southern Cross simply became synonymous with Australia.
Also, the Southern Cross was a symbol of independence and a fair go, freedom and democracy, in the Eureka Stockade. This makes it important to Australia and its people.
According to the Australian National Flag Association, the primary purpose of the Southern Cross is to represent our geographic position in the Southern Hemisphere. (see related link)
Well the main color of "Australia's" flag is
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It has the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner, coupled by six stars
- The biggest star under the Union Jack is the Commonwealth Star
- The star at the top right is the Gamma Crucis
- The stars in the middle are:
- On the left hand side is the Beta Crucis
- In the middle is the Epsilon Crucis
- On the right hand side is the Delta Crucis
- The star on the bottom right hand side is the Alpha Crucis
The stars are white, and so is parts of the Union Jack
The Union Jack has red parts
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The color of the Australia's flag is Red, White, and Blue....there are only 6 stars on the flag...if you want to know how I know is because I have to do a project in class about any kind of any state like Australia, Aisa, China, etc. So I know anything about Australia
On its own, it doesn't really have a meaning. It is symbolic for the fact that the Southern Cross, a constellation only visible in certain latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, was crucial in navigation for early ships. The Federation of Australia occurred for a number of reasons, among which was a strong sense of nationalism that pushed for an Australian Identity. When it came to choosing the flag, the people did not want to completely disregard former ties with Britain, so the Union Jack was retained. However, the southern cross was a symbol for Australia, along with the seven-pointed "Federation star".
The stars represent the Southern Cross.
The large white seven-pointed star is known as the Commonwealth Star.
These are set on a defaced blue ensign, with a small Union flag in the upper left hand corner.
Australia was once part of the commonwealth or the British empire, which is reflected in the flag.
There are many pictures available of the Australian flag. One is sure to find one at their local library or online. Some websites that have a picture include Wikipedia, and World Atlas.
The Federatin star, situated below the Union Jack, is also known as the Commonwealth star. It has seven points, with six of the points representing the unity of the six states of Australia, and the seventh representing Australia's two mainland territories as well as its numerous external (offshore) territories.
she designed the Australian flag
Yes.Each point on the Federation star (also known as the Commonwealth star) represents each of the six Australian states. The seventh point represents all of Australia's territories, that is, the two mainland territories (Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory), and the seven external, or offshore, territories.
The largest star on the Australian flag is known as the Commonwealth Star, or Federation Star. Its seven points represent the six states and numerous territories (mainland and off-shore) of Australia. The star represents the states coming together in Federation.
They do not sell Havanas with the Australian flag on them because they're Brazilian. You may see flag on them, but they're fake.
When in Australia I saw (and purchased) Havaianas with the Australian flag on them, all of the large department stores in Sydney had them so I doubt they were fake, seemed real enough to me and I have several pairs! They were full price and sold in reputable clothing shops. I was gutted when I had to throw them away and have been searching for a new pair since.