Behind The News-Flag Day

On the third of September, 1901, the Australian flag was officially established and published. A vast amount of entries were considered before officials and the people of Australia agreed on the resemblance of the Australian flag but now that doesn’t all seem to be the case. You see, the Australian flag consists of many different things, including other country’s flags. The part where there is the red and white cross is, is where the English flag, Saint Patrick’s Saltire in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Flag all appear. These flags put together, create the Union Jack. On the Australian flag, the Union Jack is used to symbolise the British settlements that appeared on Australian Soil on the First Fleet. But, the people of Scotland believe that their country should be an independent country. This would change the look of the Union Jack causing the Australian flag to have a different look as well. This is also causing some Australians to want the Australian flag to change. Some Australians also want their country’s flag to change it’s design due to the fact that they do not believe that the Aussie flag resembles the traditional owners of the land which are the Aboriginals and Torres Straight Islanders. So, are we going to change our flag?

The Australian Flag

The Australian Flag

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