Synthetic cloth Australian national flag with blue background. The Union Jack is in the top left corner, the seven-pointed Commonwealth star is below it, and the five-star configuration of the Southern Cross constellation is to the right. The flag is stained, torn, amd marked by burns and with dirt.
World Trade Center Australian Flag collection
The flag survived the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001. It was one of thousands of objects excavated from the ruins of the World Trade Center site in the months following the tragedy. While the flag may have been in one of the twin towers, it is more likely that it comes from the hotel in the World Trade Center 3 building that once stood on the plaza between the towers. This building was largely destroyed by falling debris from the two towers. The New York Police Department presented the flag to Australia's Consul-General in New York, who collected it on behalf of the Australian people.Associated organisation
Synthetic cloth, Asbestos