Flags of Australia and New Zealand

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George
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Flags of Australia and New Zealand

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Hi,
I'm preparing a quiz for our users (Australia and New Zealand).

Australia has white stars on its flag, New Zealand has red ones. Does anybody know why the colours are different?

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boert

Beitrag von boert »

Hi George,

as far as I know (or rather found on the internet :wink: ) the australian stars are white for no particular reason - the flag was chosen through a a design competition in 1901.

The red stars on new zealands flag refer to
a) the crux/southern cross (constellation) or
b) the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand

I found contradictory statements.

George
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Hi boert,
thanks :big_thumb:

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George

boert

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np...

... as some people use to say nowadays :wink:

Peari
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The Australian flag just might be altered in the near future.

We don't identify ourselves with Britain anymore - so the Union Jack is quite outdated. And if we were to change the flag, the new design would acknowledge the Indigenous Australians.

Nevermore
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Yeah, the silver fern would be awesome :tup:
After what I've got to know during the last few weeks, I'm actually quite impressed by New Zealand - especially the countryside. Bet I would've loved to live there.

edit: oops... u were talking about the Australian flag :tongue: my bad.

Peari
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I went to NZ when I was 10. That is such a beautiful, clean, lush country. Ooooh, I'll never forget Rotarua's smell - EGG FART!

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