120 years of our flag - CQ Today

Last week was our flag’s birthday. On 3 September, 1901, the Australian flag was flown for the first time, over the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. Thus beginning the great Australian tradition of denigrating our flag. As The Bulletin magazine then described it:
“... a staled rechauffe of the British flag, with no artistic virtue, no national significance... Australia is still Britain’s little boy. What more natural than that he should accept his father’s cut-down garments ... That bastard flag is a true symbol of the bastard state of Australian opinion.“

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