What do the symbols on the Australian flag mean for kids?
The seven points of the star represent the six states and the Northern Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Southern Cross is a constellation, or group, of five white stars. This constellation can only be seen in the night sky from the Southern Hemisphere, where Australia is located.
What are the 4 Australian flags?
The order of precedence for Defence ensigns is:
- Australian National Flag.
- Australian Defence Force ensign.
- Australian white ensign.
- Royal Australian Air Force ensign.
Why Australia wear yellow and green?
Gold conjures images of Australia’s beaches, mineral wealth, grain harvests and the fleece of Australian wool. Green evokes the forests, eucalyptus trees and pastures of the Australian landscape. Green and gold are also the colours of Australia’s national floral emblem – the golden wattle.
What is the Australia flag colour?
DESCRIPTION: A blue background with the Union Jack in the upper left corner, a white Commonwealth Star in the lower left corner and the five stars of the Southern Cross on the fly of the flag in white. The colour references for the Australian National Flag are: Blue Pantone® 280 and Red Pantone® 185.
What are Australia’s two national colours?
History. Since the late 1800s, green and gold have been popularly embraced as Australia’s national sporting colours. In 1984, green and gold were formally recognised as the national colours with widespread community support.
What does a white Australian flag mean?
The Australian White Ensign (also known as the Australian Naval Ensign or the Royal Australian Navy Ensign) is a naval ensign used by ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1967 onwards. From the formation of the RAN until 1967, Australian warships used the British White Ensign as their ensign.
What is the red Aussie flag?
About the Australian Red Ensign The Australian Red Ensign has three elements, similar to the Australian National Flag, on a red background. The Union Jack in the upper left corner (or canton), the white Commonwealth Star underneath it and the Southern Cross on the fly (or right hand side) of the flag in white.