Australian National Flag


This postcard from the other side of the world reached me last year as the first from Australia and the second one with a flag on it. Having immigrated into the UK several years ago, it is still very interesting to see and read how so many countries are tied so closely to the kingdom as part of the Commonwealth.

And here is a bit about the history. The flag of Australia is a defaced Blue Ensign: a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper hoist quarter), and a large white seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist quarter. The fly contains a representation of the Southern Cross constellation, made up of five white stars – one small five-pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars.

Having been to Australia about 10 years ago, a lot of memories came back after reading and watching this card. Australia is such a great country and I would go a live there if it would not be that far away from my family in Germany.

Which place in Australia do you like most and why? My favourite place is Sydney.

Please let me know.