Australian national flag, in fully-sewn, blue, white and red cotton bunting. The stars are made from a reflective synthetic fabric. The white areas of the Union Jack [St Andrew's banner] are stained grey by soot. It has a noticeable shrapnel hole in the quadrant below the Union Jack and in the upper quadrant of the stars. Small shrapnel holes are scattered across the rest of the flag. A 'figure-8' metal flag pole clip is attached to both ends of the hoist edge, and they have "MOSS" cast in relief on them.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade collection no. 2
On 9 September 2004, a terrorist car bomb detonated outside the gates to the Australian Embassy in Jakarta killing 10 people and wounding over 140 others. Following in the wake of repeated terrorist related bombings in Indonesia, most notably the 2002 Bali bombings, the Australian Embassy bombing material not only demonstrates the threat of terrorism to contemporary Australian society, but also reflects the differing relationships Australia and Indonesia have shared from the volatile years preceding the Vietnam War through to the joint grief and mourning of the present.
Australian Flag Company
Cotton cloth, Synthetic cloth, Metal - non specific