Flag Proportion: 1:2
Proposed Use: State and Civil Flag
As with other Australian flags, the Southern Cross has always been a prominent symbol on flags in Victoria. Perhaps the most famous Southern Cross flag, the Eureka Flag was first flown in Victoria in 1854 and in 1870 the constellation was used on the colony's new Blue Ensign, the first official colonial flag in Australia. This flag is still in use today and the Southern Cross is used in the state's coat of arms.
The Victorian form of the stars, with five, six, seven and eight-pointed stars is retained on this design. The five white stripes acknowledge Victoria's status as the fifth of the Australian colonies, having separated from New South Wales on 1 July 1851. With the hoist of the flag, the angled stripes can also be seen to form the letter V.
Flag design © Dylan Crawfoot 1999
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