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[Merry] Christmas Island Flag

BY ALEX CROUCH Christmas Island was discovered on Christmas Day 1643 by Captain William Mynors. Today it makes up part of Australia’s External Territories. Given its Australian connection, the island’s flag was officially adopted on Australia Day (26th January) 2002, though the same design had been used unofficially since 14th April 1986. This was the […]

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The Silver Fern – New Zealand’s new flag?

BY ALEX CROUCH In the near future we will be hearing about the two flag referendums taking place in New Zealand. In March 2014 New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, said the country would hold a referendum on whether or not to change the national flag should he be re-elected. He was, and said referendum […]

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Flag of the Week – Australia

BY ALEX CROUCH Australia’s national flag was adopted on 3rd September 1901. Edward VII officially recognised it 17 months later. It was designed by Ivor Evans (a 14-year-old schoolboy from Melbourne), Leslie John Hawkins (a teenage optician’s apprentice from Sydney), Egbert John Nuttall (an architect from Melbourne), Annie Dorrington (an artist from Perth) and William […]

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