2. Privacy Policy -Terms & Conditions - In July 1969, the American flag was "flown" in space when Neil Armstrong placed it on the moon. Victoria was the first Australian state to officially recognise such an emblem. Some historians believe it was designed by New Jersey Congressman Francis Hopkinson and sewn by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross. Answer. It should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously. Most Australians still regarded the Union flag as the National flag, and this led Arthur Smout to start a campaign urging them to give the Australian flag precedence. Between 1777 and 1960 Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state. Other flags used include the Anti-transportation league flag that looked almost like the present national flag except for the lack of the Commonwealth star. The public was encouraged to use the blue ensign by the government in the 1940s, but there was still confusion between the two flags. A Flag of the People, For the People & By the People! In 1904, the Union Jack was replaced by the Blue Ensign during the Olympic games held at St. Louis. The ratio of the Australian Flag is 1:2 with the Union Flag occupying the upper quarter on the staff side. The 5 white lines on the State Tartan represent the 5 white stars of the Southern Cross. Jan. 22, 1901: Queen Victoria dies on the Isle of Wight at age 81, ending the Victorian Era. Throughout history, gold has always been a valuable and sought-after precious metal. The flags of British North America used in colonial Canada showcased ties to the British Empire. The Review of Reviews for Australia, who conducted the competition later agreed that the restrictions were unwise even though designs without the emblems would not succeed. It should also be displayed in or near every polling place on election days and in or near every schoolhouse during school days. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." The battle was fought between the colonial forces and the miners in a battle referred to as the Battle of the Eureka Stockade. Gold was first discovered in Victoria in 1850. She is succeeded by Edward VII, her eldest son, who reigned until his death in 1910. The white southern cross has a constellation of five stars which denote their geographical location. Several different flags were used in Canada before our current National Flag. Your email address will not be published.