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National Flag Day: a time to celebrate continuity, tradition and unity

3 September 2019

11:39 AM

3 September 2019

11:39 AM

Each year, Australia’s National Flag Day is celebrated on September 3. The date commemorates when the flag was first flown in 1901 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne – Australia’s then de facto capital.

At the time Edmund Barton was Australia’s prime minister. We’ve had 29 leaders since Barton, and our population has grown from three to 24.6

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