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Bicentennial Flag (Australia)

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Explanation of the flag

Another flag on the Flags of Australia chart [vau83] is the Australian Bicentennial Flag (1988). It features a gold bicentennial logo, the familiar shape of which looks remarkably like a stylised map of Australia cut out of a barcode strip. Anyway, a more serious explanation is given on the chart:

This blue and gold flag is being flown to mark the national celebrations in 1988 of two centuries of European Settlement in Australia. The golden symbol consists of seven stripes representing the Australian continental land mass, including Tasmania. The proportion so the stripes relate to those of the Union Flag. The colours, blue and gold are derived from the National Coat of Arms of Australia.
I do not remember seeing the flag, however I was only 7 at the time.
Jonathan Dixon, 17 September 2001

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