Flag of the day

The Flag Consideration Panel is inviting people to upload designs for a new flag.

There’s more than 1000 in the gallery already.

I plan to feature one most days.

Today’s is Te Waka by Trevor Andrews:







Apropos of the flag change process, Heather du Plessis-Allan writes:

. . . Google “Union Jack flags of the colonies”. You’ll find a picture of the Union Jack surrounded by, well, the flags of the colonies. They have one thing in common. Union Jacks blimmin’ everywhere.

India had a giant Jack, so it looked exactly like Britain’s flag except for the little sun right in the middle like a bullseye.

Canada had the red version of our flag except for a complicated shield where our Southern Cross is.

And, like the flag for South Africa and Tasmania and the early version of Malaysia, it had a little Union Jack in the right hand corner. Just like us.

Except, they don’t any more. They all changed their flags. And when you see all those old flags together, it feels like that little Union Jack in the right hand corner isn’t something special to us. It’s a stamp.

It means: these places belong to Britain. So, as for those of the other colonies, our flag will eventually change. If we don’t do it, maybe our grandkids will. . .

One Response to Flag of the day

  1. Andrei says:

    For most people this is a yawn

    If we are going to change the flag (cosmetic) let us also change the name of our nation and perhaps our allegiances and alliances

    The bigger picture and I will engage – the flag alone and I will vote for the status quo


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