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Mount Gambier (South Australia)

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Description of the Flag

At http://www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/aboutcouncil/corporate_profile/corporate_identity/flag.htm [broken link - archived here] you can see the flag of the City of Mount Gambier, South Australia, with this text

Following a local design competition the City of Mount Gambier Flag was officially dedicated on 1st January, 1986 at the New Years Sports Day as part of the Mount Gambier Program for the South Australian Jubilee 150 Celebrations.

The Flag design incorporates the City of Mount Gambier Coat of Arms (in a single colour) and uses the following symbolic colours which Council believes truly represent the colours of Mount Gambier:

GREEN: Mount Gambier receives bountiful rains and from its rich volcanic soils lush green pastures and extensive radiata pine forests are produced. The colour green typifies these wonderful features.

GOLD: From our land great wealth is derived and Mount Gambier is enriched by its culture, recreational activities, commerce and industry and the colour gold is symbolic of all of these.

BLUE: It was around the Blue Lake that Mount Gambier had its beginnings. The lake provides the City with a copious water supply and is renowned for its annual phenomenon of colour change which is featured in the design by the colour azure blue.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 January 2004

The information can now be found on the city council's current web site here, together with the image. The page also includes a full colour depiction of the Coat of Arms which appears on the flag in black and white line drawing form, a blazon and an explanation of the symbolism of the Arms.
Colin Dobson, 14 February 2006

The image shows the flag as having three horizontal stripes, blue 299, yellow 116 and green 348, with white fimbriations. In the fly is a white disc, diameter roughly 2/3 of the length of the hoist, containing the city coat of arms in black and white. At the bottom hoist, in the green strip, are the words "The City of Mount Gambier" in white, although it's not clear to me whether this is part of the flag, or simply a label on the image.
Jonathan Dixon, 14 February 2006

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