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Flag Day Message from John Eales


Australia's flag has a unique history, and it's "birthday" is on September 3 (officially proclaimed as 'Australian National Flag Day' to commemorate the day in 1901 on which our flag was first flown). 

All Australians are encouraged to make a special effort to fly or display our flag for this special anniversary. 

Many cities and towns around Australia held a special flag raising ceremony during the 'celebration season' for Flag Day 2016:

CANBERRA   Wednesday August 31 at 10.30am , Aust. War Memorial - Special Ceremony with Federation Guard, including school children

SYDNEY     Thursday September 1 at noon, Martin Place

IPSWICH    Friday September 2 at 9am,  Ipswich Central SS, 2a Griffith Rd – Special assembly with giant Parliament House flag

LOGAN       Friday September 2 at 9.30am, Loganholme SS, 3 Wandilla Cres, Loganholme

BRISBANE NORTHSIDE Friday September 2 at 11am, Northside Christian College, 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park

HOBART  Friday September 2 at noon, Lunch at Parliament House. 

BRISBANE CBD   Saturday September 3 at 9.15 for 9.30am, King George Square - Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

CABOOLTURE   Sat Sept 3 at 10am , Caboolture Historical Village - Grand Parade and Free Open Day to honour our flag's 115th 'birthday'

TOWNSVILLE   Sunday Sept 4 at 10am,  Flinders Street Flagpole (opp Northtown Building), hosted by Dep. Mayor Cr Les Walker.



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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. 


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


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