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Flag Day Message from John Eales

September 3 is Australian National Flag Day

Celebrate the 113th ‘birthday’ of the Australian flag!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, EXCEPT AS NOTED 

  TUESDAY SEPT 2 (“Flag Day Eve”) - SYDNEY (NSW)

Midday, Martin Place Amphitheatre, City of Sydney. Flag raising ceremony & address by Mr Gary Oakley, Australian War Memorial Indigenous Liaison Officer, National President of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Veterans & Service Association.

 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 –  'Flag Day'

CANBERRA (ACT) –... 9.30am national ceremony in Forecourt of Parliament House, Federation Guard will raise flag.  

 BRISBANE (QLD) – 9am, King George Square, in front of City Hall. Flag raising ceremony hosted by Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

 IPSWICH (QLD) – 9am, Ipswich Central State School, Griffith Road, Ipswich. 

As part of a special school assembly, students will unfurl a giant Australian flag that flew over Parliament House in Canberra.

 TOWNSVILLE (QLD) - 9am  Event hosted by Townsville City Council at historic flagpole located at 297 Flinders Street.

 CABOOLTURE (QLD), 9.45am, Special flag raising ceremony at Caboolture Historical Village, Beerburrum Road, Caboolture. 

 LOGAN (QLD) 10am, Flag Poles at Logan City Administration Building, 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central.  Event hosted by Logan City Council, with morning tea to follow.

 TOOWOOMBA (QLD) - 10am, Event hosted by Palm Lake Resort, 97-127 Hogg Street, Cranley, which will receive an award for flying the flag.

 GOLD COAST (QLD) A lunch-time ceremony will be held at Southport but the venue has limited capacity.  For further information, or to apply for an invitation contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   .

 PERTH (WA) – 6pm, Theatrette  Level 4, Atrium Bldg, 168 St George’s Terrace. 

Meeting & Address by the Hon Peter Blaxall, Chair of Special Air Services Resource Fund.  Supper following. 

  

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5 - HOBART (TAS)

12.00 for 12.30, Parliament House. Australian National Flag Day Luncheon & address by Mr Tony Hope.  Two-course meal plus tea/coffee for $38. Please phone 6243 8597 or 6265 3840.

 
HOW TO FLY THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG

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Flag History Timeline

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Fly Our Flag With Pride!

  Few Australians know the unique and proud story of our flag –the only national flag to fly over an entire continent, but also the first to be chosen in an open public competition. 

Following federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth government arranged a competition to choose a flag for the new nation, and entries were submitted from nearly 1% of the population at that time. Five people tied for the honour of designing the Australian flag - Annie Dorrington, Ivor Evans, Leslie Hawkins, Egbert Nuttall, and William Stevens.

The winning design was unveiled on 3 September, which has been officially proclaimed as Australian National Flag Day.

All Australians are encouraged to make a special effort to fly or display our flag for its 113th "birthday" on September 3, 2014.

Or perhaps you can just take the chance to learn more about our flag’s history. A wealth of information about the unique story of the Australian flag, can be found at the “home page” for the Australian flag - www.australianflag.org.au

We’re all proud of our country and we can fly our flag to show it!

 

 

Historical Australian Flags

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