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Australian Flag Society has offered a $10,000 reward and begun
a worldwide quest to return the Eureka Jack to Australia.
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Welcome to the official website
of the Australian Flag Society
South Public School, Flag Day 2003. Pictured here is the giant
parliament house flag which flew over Capitol Hill, Canberra on 3
Namoi Valley Independent, "Celebrating the Australian Flag", 4
The Australian Flag Society was founded in 2003 as a letter
writing group in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, asking for the
support of the Commonwealth parliament and the Australian people for a
referendum on the
National Language, Holiday and Flag Bill as
the way forward in response to a
petition of certain citizens calling for a parliamentary
committee to review the Flags Act 1953 (Cth).
Today it has become and an educational and general charity
offering a range of services with our funds dedicated to but not limited to
the following aims and objectives:
Making civics education, vexillogical
and other resources available to organisations and
the general public and considering all requests for grants of aid
of the Australian National Flag
and observance of Australian National Flag Day, 3 September.
Facilitating contact between supporters
of the Society to discuss ways to promote the Australian National
Flag and patriotism in general.
Maintaining a general headquarters and
preservation of the Society's collection.
Continuing to add to the body of
knowledge through primary research.
Our vision for the future of
Australian National Flag Day, 3 September
is to see as many individuals,
schools and organisations
as possible joining in the spirit
of the anniversary with each local community forming committees to
oversee annual combined school's carnivals and making the
date a genuine flag day
for door knock
donation appeals and sales of our range of
the proceeds of which go towards
Wounded Soldier's Gift Fund, to find
a design for an
to be awarded
by the patron
of the trust fund for meritorious sacrifice
in the line of duty of the highest order.
here to read
about the origin
and history of
days for charity fundraising.
Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Newton MBE
was a guest at Government House, Canberra for Flag Day 2001 during
the Centenary of Federation. He served in the 2/17th Infantry
Battalion during the Siege of Tobruk. Their motto was: "What we
have, we hold!"
Mr Newton was the inaugural patron of
the Australian Flag Society.
Source: The Canberra Times, "Flying high
... the nation's 100-year-old flag", 4 September 2001.
A copy of the Constitution of the Australian Flag Society
can be made available free of charge upon request.
Become a Supporter:
Friends and affiliate members of the Australian
Flag Society please
enter your details below:
here to download a postal form.
Focus on Flags
Commonwealth of Australia
The Australian Aboriginal Flag
since 1995, was first flown in 1971. In Australia where political
correctness is a major force this yellow, black over red defaced
horizontal bicolour is common. In 1997 Harold Thomas was given a back
dated copyright to the design by the federal court; it is said he wasn't
able to provide any direct evidence to support his competing claim.
Several sources have claimed that in fact a Maori man from New Zealand has the
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