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AUSTRALIA FLAGS AND BUNTING

The British blue ensign, charged with fivestars forming the Southern Cross and asixthsixth to represent the Commonwcalthofcompetition in 1901, which attractedAustralia, was the design chosen in a30,000 entries. Subsequently there weresome changes to the stars until their shape,size and position were precisely specifiedon 15 April 1954. The six points of the Starof the Commonwealth represent the sixstates, and the seventh stands for theAustralian Capital Territory, NorthernTerritory, and the eight external territoriesof the Ashmore and Cartier IslandsChristmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands;Coral Sea Islands; Jervis Bay; NorfolkIsland; Australian Antartic Territory; andHeard and McDonald Islands