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Encyclopedia > Flag of Western Australia
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The current state flag of Western Australia was officially adopted by the government of Western Australia in 1953. Image File history File links Flag_of_Western_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Western_Australia. ... Emblems: Fauna-Black Swan Flora-Kangaroo Paw Capital = Perth Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital {{{Capital}}} Government Governor Premier Const. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ...


The flag is based on the defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly. The badge is a gold disc with a native Black Swan, the swan is facing towards the hoist. The black swan has long been a symbol of Western Australia, in fact the original colony was called the Swan River Settlement at the location which is now Perth. Defacement is a term used in heraldry and vexillology to refer to the addition of a symbol to a background. ... The modern Blue Ensign of the United Kingdom The British Blue Ensign (1707–1801) English Blue Ensign as it appeared in the seventeenth century. ... The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon). ... Binomial name Cygnus atratus (Latham, 1790) Subspecies (Black Swan) (New Zealand Swan) - extinct For information on the famous stamp, see Inverted (Black) Swan. ... The design and description of flags typically uses specialised flag terminology with precise and technical meanings (a form of jargon). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ... Perth is the state capital and most populous city of Western Australia. ...


Previous flag

The first flag of Western Australia was adopted in 1870 and is almost identical with the current flag of Western Australia. The only difference is that the swan was facing the opposite direction towards the fly rather than towards the hoist. The direction of the swan was changed to conform to the vexillological guideline that animals on flags must face the hoist, so when carried on a pole, the animal faces the same direction of the bearer. 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of the Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques. ...


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