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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Australian fighter squadron photograph, 1939-45
Members of the Royal Australian Air Force stand under the flag somewhere in England before setting out on a sweep during the Second World War. Courtesy: State Library of Victoria.
Flag made by Australian ex-POWs from Saigon photograph, 1940s
Australian citizenship ceremony photograph, 1953
Saigon, Vietnam photograph, 1965
Pall bearers stand next to the coffin, draped with the Australian flag, during a solemn ceremony held after the accidental deaths in 1965 of Australian servicemen in Vietnam. Courtesy: Australian War Memorial, negative no. DNE/65/0151/VN.