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The Australian flag consists of the Union Flag in the upper left corner with the Commonwealth Star beneath it. To the right of that are stars representing the Southern Cross constellation. This design was adopted in 1903. Questions about the Australian flag can be directed here.

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What flags make up the Australian flag?

The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, and was picked from entries from a worldwide flag design competition. The flag of Australia was approved by British and Australian authorities over the space of a few years, and after several changes, the design specifications of the flag were set in 1934 and it was officially recognised as the Australian National Flag in 1954.

The flag is dominantly blue, with a Union Jack in the top right corner, and several white stars, representing the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross constellation.

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How many stars are on the Australian flag?

The Australian flag has six stars on it.

The group of five stars forms the constellation of the Southern Cross, a valuable navigation aid to early sailors travelling through the southern hemisphere.

There is a sixth star, known as the Federation or Commonwealth star. It has seven points, with six of the points representing the six states of Australia, and the seventh representing Australia's two mainland territories as well as its numerous external (offshore) territories.

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How many stars have seven points on the Australian flag?

Of the six stars on the Australian flag, five have seven points. The Commonwealth Star, also known as the federation Star, has seven points, one representing each state and one representing all of the territories (mainland and external).

On the representation of the Southern Cross, the four main stars each have seven points. It is only the smallest star which has 5 points.

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Why is the British Union Flag on Australia's flag?

Australia was a colony of the UK, hence the British Union Flag being incorporated in the design of the Australian Flag.

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What year was the australian flag created?

he flag of Australia was chosen in 1901 from entries in a worldwide design competition held following Federation. It was approved by Australian and British authorities over the next few years, although the exact specifications of the flag were changed several times both intentionally and as a result of confusion. The current specifications were published in 1934, and in 1954 the flag became legally recognised as the "Australian National Flag". The flag 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 of Australia is legally defined in the Flags Act 1953. In addition there are other official flags representing Australia, its people and core functions of government.

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What year was the Australian flag first flown?

Australia's flag was first flown in 1901.

Specifically, it was first flown on 3 September 1901.

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Why are there 6 stars on the Australian flag?

There is a group of five stars, and a single sixth star on the Australian flag.

The group of five stars form the constellation of the Southern Cross, a valuable navigation aid to early sailors travelling through the southern hemisphere.

The sixth star, situated below the Union Jack, is known as the Federation or Commonwealth star. It has seven points, with six of the points representing the six states of Australia, and the seventh representing Australia's two mainland territories as well as its numerous external (offshore) territories.

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Can you move from Australia to California when you're 16 if you are a citizen of both countries?

Hmm, since you're talking about 2 different countries (even though you're a citizen of both), it's difficult to answer. But here's my first thought--if you're currently in Australia, I'm fairly sure that the airline would require parental consent in order to let you board a plan leaving the country--wouldn't they? (I'm not an Australian citizen, so I don't know their laws) And what exactly do you plan to do when you get to the U.S., in the way of housing/employment/schooling/etc?

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What does the blue background on the Australian flag stand for?

It is representing the Scotland flag on the Union Jack.

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Why did Australia chose that flag?

Australian Flag Meaning:

The Union Jack depicts the first colonization of Australia by Europe was by the British, as Australia was a British penal colony. The seven pointed Star of Federation represents each of Australia's six states, one additional point represents Australia's territories. The Southern Cross is a constellation of stars that can be seen from all of Australia's states and territories.

Source: http://www.worldflags101.com/a/australia-flag.aspx

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How was Australia's national flag chosen?

In a nutshell: After the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed on 1 January 1901, the Commonwealth government held a design competition for a new national flag. There were 32,000 entries in the competition, and most featured the Union Jack, the Southern Cross, or native animals.

Five almost identical entries were selected to share the 200 pound prize. The entries belonged to Ivor Evans, a fourteen-year-old schoolboy from Melbourne; Leslie John Hawkins, a teenager apprenticed to an optician from Sydney; Egbert John Nuttall, an architect from Melbourne; Annie Dorrington, an artist from Perth; and William Stevens, a ship's officer from Auckland, New Zealand.

On 3 September 1901, the new Australian flag flew for the first time from the top of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The flag was simplified, and approved by King Edward VII in 1902.

See the related links below for the story of the selection of the flag and its design.

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What do symbols in left hand corner of dashboard of 2005 Toyota corolla mean?

You are probably refering to warning lights for "low fuel" "ABS" "oil preasure" and "coolant temp", but for more specifics, they are listed in the owners manual under operation of the vehicle.

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What is the bird on the south Australian flag?

The bird on the South Australian flag is the Piping Shrike, an unofficial faunal emblem of South Australia.

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What is the rule for putting the flag up correctly?

when the flag is only half way up,it is called flying at "half staff".(The staff is the flagpole.)This is done to honor someone important who has died.

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Is there an easy way to draw the Australian flag?

No. There isn't but the easiest way is to draw the UK flag, put blue around it in a rectangular shape. Then draw stars on that blue part (dark blue).

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Why did the flag become the Australian flag?

In a nutshell: After the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed on 1 January 1901, the Commonwealth government held a design competition for a new national flag. There were 32,000 entries in the competition, and most featured the Union Jack, the Southern Cross, or native animals.

Five almost identical entries were selected to share the 200 pound prize. The entries belonged to Ivor Evans, a fourteen-year-old schoolboy from Melbourne; Leslie John Hawkins, a teenager apprenticed to an optician from Sydney; Egbert John Nuttall, an architect from Melbourne; Annie Dorrington, an artist from Perth; and William Stevens, a ship's officer from Auckland, New Zealand.

On 3 September 1901, the new Australian flag flew for the first time from the top of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. The flag was simplified, and approved by King Edward VII in 1902.

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Is Australia a masculine country?

Originally Australia was a penal (prison) colony. England sent out many of her criminals and dumped them here. They were governed by some soldiers and a few administrators and a few Christian ministers and virtually carved out the land from a "nothing start". They were tough men and some did bad things like killing aborgines and becoming outlaws or bush rangers and the whole place for a long time was a wild frontier. Australian men today still harken back to those early men and women and believe they are tough themselves but mostly modern Australian men are over-pampered and quite a lot have gone gay. For country folk it is still a hard life in the bush and I would say that the farmers were somewhat masculine guys. The great Aussie male is no longer what he once was, same in America with the great American male. I read one lady newspaper reporter a while ago saying that most of the last of the real men in Australia were the World War 2 soldiers. She might have been right. Most young Australian males have never known survival any further than the nearest McDonalds fast food shop. We also have no national service and the decay in our youth... e.g. alcohol, drugs, easy modern living... is not good for National defence. Not with so many large Asian armies to Australia's north.

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What is so important about the Australian flag?

yoo smeel lick pooo!!!!!!!

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How many lines of symmetry on a Australia flag?

1

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What does the Southern Cross on the Australian flag represent?

The Southern Cross was an important navigational aid to ships travelling in the southern hemisphere. It came to be associated with Terra Australis, and to eventually symbolise Australia.

The Southern Cross is on the Eureka Flag, which represents freedom and democracy.

According to the Australian National Flag Association, the primary purpose of the Southern Cross is to represent our geographic position in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Why does Australia have a confederate flag on their flag?

They do not. They have a version of the Union Flag in the top left corner. The Confederates used the "Stars and Bars" style flag. Similar in some ways, but not identical.

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What do the stripes and colors on Austria's flag mean or represent NOT AUSTRALias flag?

Legend has it that Duke Leopold V. of Austria (1157-1194) was involved in a battle during the Crusades, and after the fight his white battledress was soaked in blood. When he removed his belt, though, the cloth underneath was still white. That very sight is said to have inspired the red, white and red stripes on the Austrian flag. The colors on the Austrian flag represent the following: * White - peace and honesty * Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

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What does South Australia's flag represent?

The flag incorporates the background of the Australian flag including the Union Jack because of Australia's links with its 'mother country' Britain. The South Australian emblem is also on the flag. This shows a White Backed Magpie which is common throughout South Australia and known for its defensive nature and sweet song. The yellow circle represents the rising sun. At the time of its design in 1901, it was said to be the rising sun of the Commonwealth which was in its first year of existence.

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What does the color white mean on the Australian flag?

it means peace

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