Australian flag imagery slideshow
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Australia's national flag was the Union Jack until it was officially replaced by the blue ensign. The ensign combines the Union Jack with the stars of the Southern Cross.
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Australia Day badge, 1916
'Christmas greetings from the Australian War Contingent Association' postcard, 1916
'Make your money fight' poster, about 1916
Designed by EB Studios in Sydney, this poster from the First World War encourages Australians to buy war loan bonds. It combines imagery of the Australian flag with a female form and troops marching in formation. Courtesy: National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an7721270.
'Come on boys' poster, about 1916
'Follow the flag!' this recruitment poster from James Northfield cries, as a soldier on horseback rides with the Union Jack. Courtesy of the James Northfield Heritage Art Trust. National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an7721244.