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Blue Ensign of South Australia
Colonial ensign of South Australia. The flag was in use from 1878 to 1904. It is made of wool bunting, machine stitched at the ends, the upper and lower sides are the selvedges of the fabric. The whole design is printed. The linen hoist is marked 'M.P.' in ink and a cord is attached for hoisting. It is a blue ensign defaced with the circular badge of the colony in the fly. This depicts a standing Britannia holding a shield with the British Royal arms and extending a hand to a seated Australian Aboriginal with a spear. A kangaroo is carved on the rock behind. In 1904, Britannia was replaced by a badge showing a local bird - the piping shrike, in heraldic form.
Original size: 711 mm x 1295 mm
- Image reference: L0108
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London