|A New Way of Looking at Our Flag
The Australian National Flag is made up of three parts. The fly, about 50% of our flag, acknowledges the first Australians living underneath the Southern Cross in a continent surrounded by water. The upper hoist acknowledges the beginnings of our mixed society by representing the first wave of immigrants who arrived from Scotland, Ireland and England.
Like the USA flag in which the 13 stripes represent the original 13 states, the union flag represents the first 3 groups of immigrants to arrive in modern Australia.
The lower hoist displays the federation star showing that Australia is made up of the several parliaments which share the collective power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of Australia.
|The Beginner's Guide to the Australian Constitution
iTunes podcast also includes a sequence about the Australian Flag!