Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A proposal

Flag inspired from the Dylan Crawfoot's flag. But the Dylan Crawfoot's one have a wave line. Mine has straight one.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Variation with the blue/green/yellow colours


A flag inspired from the Australian South Sea Islanders

The Australian South Sea Islanders flag was a flag created by Tony Burton in 1994 and recognised in 1998 by the Official association of Australian South Sea Islanders , ASSIUC.

This flag takes the frame but with a mix of the current colours of the Blue Ensign: blue, white, red and the National colours, green and yellow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A good compromise?

A good compromise between the current flag, the Blue Ensign and a tabula rasa with just green and gold, with few links with the Blue Ensign would be Blue and Gold Auspale.

This is like the Green and Gold Auspale, but with blue instead.
This flag is about one third in yellow with on the left top, a blue Commonwealth Star
The two other thirds has got a blue frame with in the centre a yellow Southern Cross.

Blue is indeed the third de facto national colour and people are used to this colour
To mix with one of the two national colours: yellow, the most suitable for a association with blue (as I think green and yellow make dull because they're rather close colours, there is not enough a contrast).

So why not?

Monday, January 7, 2013

A flag from the Cocos flag?

The flag of the Cocos (or Keeling) islands , a dependency of Australai , was created in 2003 by the local administration and adopted in 2004 officially.
This flag is green , has in its centre a crescent , close to the crescent on the right there is the Southern Cross made of yellow stars.
On the top on the left, there is a yellow disc which contains a palm tree, with a detail arborescence and a brown trunk.

This flag, clearly have taken the national colours of Australia, strictly: just green ang gold (just in the yellow there is a bit of brown, but it is unsignificant compared with the rest of the flag).

You can have a look to the Cocos flag:

I have adapted this flag for making one for entire Australia.
The crescent has been replaced by a Commonwealth Star and the palm tree by a blue kangaroo.
This is another version adapted from three existent flags which are all a possibility for a national flag:
1970 Papua New Guinea flag, Christmas Island flag and Cocos flag.

Back to basics, the Australian Federation flag?

The Australian Federation Flag is the first official flag for the British colonies in the Australian continent. This was created in the 1830's, as at the origine, precisely in 1831 by the captain Jacob Gronow, master of the Harbour of Port Jackson (the former name of the town of Sydney);

 this was the flag for the main colony, the New South Wales. Let's remind that in 1830, the colony of New South Wales is bigger than the current federated State in Australia, but contained Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Northern Territory (sure the ACT). For a short time, even New Zealand (from 1840 to 1841).
This flag has a centre blue cross with the Southern Cross inside made of five Commonwealth stars. In the canton, there is the Union Jack.
It has become popular in the 1880's and has been popular as the real flag of Australia in the minds of Australian until the 1920's. After the Red/Blue Ensign took the predominance.

If you want to have a look on the Australian Federation Flag:

So I took this flag as model , I have removed the Union Jack and coloured by green and yellow alternatively the white parts and have let a thin white space between the coloured parts and the blue cross.

Inspiring from the Christmas Island flag?

The Christmas Island is a dependency of Australia. The Christmas Island has a flag with yet the national colours of Australia. Why not inspiring from it.
This is the design of the Christmas Island flag:
This flag is very current, it was created in 2002.

I have replace the bird buson, the symbol of the Christmas island by the kangaroo, the very representative animal symbol of Australia. There are two versions: on with a white thin line which make a transition from blue to green for having less colour clash and one without it.