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Celebrating Australia’s National Flag

3 September 2022

3:09 PM

3 September 2022

3:09 PM

One of the truly unique stories of Australia’s National Flag is that it was designed by public competition. 

In 1901, there were around 33,000 entrants that answered Prime Minister Edmund Barton’s advertisement for a National Flag in the government Gazette.

Today, that equates to almost 230,000 participants – an astonishing level of participation, especially in a non-digital age.

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