Thursday, August 23, 2007

The 'real' aussie flag

The Southern Cross flag is considered (by some) to be the real aussie flag because it was made/designed/conceived in Australia. Whether believed by an individual to be the real flag or not, if you ask Australian's "what is the real aussie" flag the majority will answer "Eureka!".

See <http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/eurekastockade/> for an important history lesson (as far as Australia's short history goes).

"The Eureka rebellion is considered by some historians to be the birthplace of Australian democracy. It is the only Australian example of armed rebellion leading to reform of unfair laws. The Southern Cross flag has been used as a symbol of protest by organisations and individuals at both ends of the political spectrum."

(Now i'm getting carried away..)
The Eureka Flag Style Guide: <http://www.ausflag.com.au/flags/images/eureka.pdf> .. in case you want to make your own.

3 comments:

Grunt said...

..But after saying that, I think actually prefer 'C'

Agustin said...

Great feedback Matt.
I don't really think it should change, after all, it's been there for a while now. The only problem I see is that it's too similar to the kiwi flag.

Andrew said...

Hmmm... I think I disagree with this.

I don't think the majority of Australians consider the 'real' Australian flag is the Eureka Stockade flag. The blue ensign is very much our national flag. Just think of all those people who wave it or wear it on Australia Day, at Gallipoli, at Big Day Out Concerts, and at riots in Cronulla. The Eureka flag is much more obscure than that, and although it too was associated with a riot I don't think it will ever become anything more than a flag to represent a certain event which occurred 150 years ago.