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Australian History

Tuesday, February 15, 1876. :   The current state flag of New South Wales is adopted.

     New South Wales was the name given to the first colony in Australia. Originally, the name encompassed territory in the entire eastern half of the continent, until the colony of South Australia was established, and its territory separated from that of New South Wales. The separation of other colonies followed. In 1869, Queen Victoria proposed that each of the colonies in Australia adopt a flag, which should consist of a Union flag with the state badge in the centre.

The current state flag of New South Wales was adopted on 15 February 1876. The badge was designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet and retired Royal Navy officer Captain Francis Hixson. It comprised a silver background with a red St George's Cross bearing a golden lion in the centre, with four 8-pointed golden stars, one on each of the lionís limbs. The lion is believed to represent the vice-regal authority of the Governor.


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Thought For Today
Obey the Lord, be humble, and you will get riches, honour, and a long life.
Proverbs 22:4 (c) GNB
God resists the proud person and lets them stew in their own juices. Those who try to keep His laws, do good and know their place will be blessed

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