Australian National Flag Day

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Australian National Flag Day is the 3rd September.

In 1984, the Australian National Flag Association (ANFA) held a public ceremony in Hyde Park, Sydney, to observe “Australian National Flag Day” for the first time.

In 1996 at an official ceremony at the Martin Place Amphitheatre in Sydney, a commemorative address from the Prime Minister was read, welcoming the proclamation of 3 September as Australian National Flag Day. He then presented the ANFA with a copy of the proclamation signed by Sir William Deane, the 22nd Governor-General of Australia, 1996-2001.

Why is the Australian National Flag Day on the 3rd September?.

On 3 September 1901, the new Australian flag flew for the first time from the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. This date is now commemorated.

Is the Australian National Flag Day a Public Holiday.

No, the Australian National Flag Day is NOT a Public Holiday.

Australian National Flag 1901

The six points on the main star, the Commonwealth Star, represented the six states.
Australian National Flag 1901


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Australian National Flag 1903

Australian National Flag 1903

Australian National Flag 1908

A seventh point on the Commonwealth Star was added to represent the territories of the Commonwealth.
Australian National Flag 1908
The First Australian designed flag similar to the current National Flag, designed in 1849 and first used in 1851. The Anti-Transportation League Flag.

Anti-Transportation League Flag

Australian Flag Before 1901.

Prior to Federation on 1 January 1901, the official flag of the Australian Colonies was the flag of Great Britain, the ‘Union Jack’. naa.gov.au

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