List of proposed Australian flags
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This is a list comprising flags publicly suggested as alternatives to the current flag of Australia.
|1854||Eureka Flag||The battle flag of the Eureka Stockade featured the five stars of the constellation Crux Australis in white on a white cross and blue field.|
|??||Proposed new Australian flag.||The Australian flag with the Aboriginal flag in place of the Union Jack. The position of the Aboriginal flag in 'ascendancy' is controversial.|
|1979||All Australian Flag (by Athol Kelly)||A vertical 1:2 bicolour of blue (charged with the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth Star) and gold (charged with a green kangaroo facing west).|
|1982||A weekly finalist in the Daily Telegraph flag design competition (by Ralph Kelly)||A blue field with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross separated by a yellow boomerang.|
|1983||Fair Dinkum Flag (by John Williamson)|
|1984||Southern Cross Flag (by Tony Burton)||The Southern Cross slanted to the left on a dark blue field with a white stripe above a thicker red stripe at the bottom.|
|1986||Down Under flag (by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) ||Uluru positioned to show "Australia holding the earth from down under".|
|1986||Winner of the Ausflag 88 flag competition (by Wayne Stokes)||A blue field with the Southern Cross in the canton and a thin white stripe above a thicker red stripe at the bottom.|
|1987||Lunn-Dyer and Associates' proposal||A green kangaroo overlaying an orange sun on a white field.|
|1992||Charles and Ralph Bartlett's proposal||Southern Cross with national colours.|
|1992||Winning design in Adelaide Advertiser flag competition (by John Bartholomew) ||A stylised golden kangaroo on a green field with the Southern Cross in the canton.|
|1993||Joint first winning design in Channel 9 A Current Affair flag competition (by David Couzens)||A vertical tricolour of black, gold and green with the Southern Cross in the black band.|
|1993||Winning entry of Ausflag 1993 national flag competition (by Mark Tucker)|
|1993||George Poulos' proposal||The rising sun of the ANZACs is the primary icon of Australia.|
|1994||Harold Scruby's proposal||A black kangaroo overlaying a golden sun on a red field (incorporates the Aboriginal colours).|
|1994||Ken Done's proposal||A golden Southern Cross on a blue field.|
|1995||True Blue flag (by John Williamson)||A vertical bicolour of blue (charged with the Southern Cross) and brown (charged with a leaping kangaroo facing west).|
|1996||A flag for us all, renamed as the "All Australian Flag" in 2008 (by James Parbery)||A large gold sixteen-pointed star surrounded by four white seven-pointed stars and one white six-pointed star on a blue field.|
|1997||All Australian Flag (from Yahoo Serious)||A large gold kangaroo standing on a thin white stripe on top of a thicker red stripe and facing the Southern Cross in the canton on a blue field.|
|1997||Reconciliation Flag (by Russell Kennedy)||A red and black flag divided to the left of centre by the shape of a kangaroo facing west and a gold Southern Cross in the fly.|
|1998||Sunburnt Flag (by Stephen Berry)||A golden Sun rising behind a red bar (representing the earth/blood) in a dark blue sky with the Southern Cross in the canton.|
|1998||Ash Nallawalla's proposal||A design based on the Canadian flag that scales well and is amenable to use on medals, roundels and other objects.|
|1999||A new national flag (by Dylan Crawfoot)|
|1999||Peter Markwick's proposal||A gold kangaroo on a green field with the Commonwealth Star in the canton, the Southern Cross in the fly and a gold band at the bottom.|
|2000||Winning entry of the Ausflag 2000 flag design competition.||A blue field with the Southern Cross in the fly and a large gold Commonwealth star in the canton.|
|2000||Second prize in Ausflag 2000 competition (by George Margaritis)||A gold kangaroo on a blue and red field with a large Commonwealth Star in the fly.|
|2004||Southern Cross and Boomerang (by Fred Rieben)
When hung indoors by the hoist (stars at top) we see Australia: SKY, SEA, BEACH and BUSH
|The Boomerang is uniquely Australian. It is tool weapon and musical instrument representing technology, science and art. The Southern Cross is the constellation of our nation. It is the states, the constitution, our democracy and our dreams. Our colours are green and gold. Green is the environment – plants and animals, the air, the water, the land. Gold is the economy – industry, commerce, mining and agriculture. Southern Cross and Boomerang is a harmony with green and gold.|
|2004||Seven Golden Stars (by Robert Vose) in Green & Gold ||Seven Golden Stars includes the stars from the Southern Cross, the Commonwealth Star and the Sun from the Aboriginal Flag. The flag has a 9:14 ratio and the stars are arranged symmetrically.|
|2004||Seven Golden Stars (by Robert Vose) with Australian Coat of Arms in fly ||This version of Seven Golden Stars includes the unmodified Australian Coat of Arms in the fly. (Note: for legal reasons the Coat of Arms are covered and the words "Not Official" are superimposed over the supporters.)|
|2005||Seven Golden Stars (by Robert Vose) Commonwealth of Australia State Flag ||This version of Seven Golden Stars is in green and gold and includes the Australian Coat of Arms with a stylised Commonwealth Star and torse. (Note: for legal reasons the Coat of Arms are covered.)|
|2009||Wendy Davies' proposal||A leaping green kangaroo on a yellow field. Symbolises the legends and totemic beliefs of Aboriginal Australians and the spirit of the nation.|
|2010||Dean Thomas' proposal||The Commonwealth Star on a black and red bi-color. Merges elements of both the current Australian Flag and the Aboriginal Flag.|
|2011||Russell Kennedy' proposal|
|2012||Australia Blue flag (by Michael Iacuone)||The stripes express the geographic width of the continent, red for the land and blue for the rivers.|
|2012||Ralph Kelly's proposal||An update of a 1982 design (see above) – removing the Commonwealth Star as irrelevant and creating a "green and gold" element.|
|2012||Seven Golden Stars (by Robert Vose) in Blue & Gold ||Seven Golden Stars includes the stars from the Southern Cross, the Commonwealth Star and the Sun from the Aboriginal Flag. This version of the flag uses the main design with a blue background.|
|2013||Dr John Blaxland's proposal|
|2014||Southern Horizon (by Brett Moxey)||The familiar Australian Commonwealth Star and Southern Cross above the Australian National colours of Green and Gold in waves to represent the Australian landscape, from the beach to the dunes of the outback.|
|2015||E. R. Cattoni's proposal ||Retains the Australian Commonwealth Star and Southern Cross on a blue background, separated by a yellow, green and white stylised boomerang. The yellow and green represent green and gold of the National colours of Australia.|
|2015||Golden Commonwealth||In the canton of the flag there is the Commonwealth Star rendered gold as it is upon the Coat of Arms of Australia. On the right hand side is the Australian version of the Southern Cross. Both are upon a green background which combines the National colours of Australia green and gold together.|
|2015||Southern Unity (by Michael Duffy) (with acknowledgement to Les Murray)||At the bottom of the flag the blue waters of the ocean lap against the wide flat golden continent with the green coastal edge (forming the national colours of green and gold). The Southern Cross shines above the continent in the night sky framed by two stylised boomerangs honouring the original inhabitants. The boomerangs also represent human creativity and ingenuity and are interlocked representing the unity, peace and intermixing of all people who have come to live on the southern continent.|
|2015||The Golden Wattle flag||The flag design features a stylised Golden Wattle blossom centered on a green or blue background. The Golden Wattle is one of Australia's most enduring symbols: It has been a part of Aboriginal culture for thousands of years, it’s the inspiration behind the national colours of Australia - green and gold, and is the official floral emblem of Australia. The wattle emblem is made up of smaller spherical flowers. Each flower is arranged in a circle to create the Commonwealth Star in the centre.|
|2016||Natural Colours of our Country Flag||This flag design is inspired by the natural colours and shape of the Australian country. The black and red layers are inspired by the Australian Aboriginal flag (representing the earth and the night sky respectively as well as the Aboriginal peoples and their connection to the land). The blue layer represents the seas and waterways as well as Australia's history as part of the Commonwealth and our current Australian Flag. The yellow country represents the sun (giver of life) and sandy shores and wheat farms. The green represents the bush and trees. Together the green and gold produce the Golden Wattle and the National colours of Australia. Australians are people of all colours, shapes, cultures and sizes. All of these differences and our countries natural beauty makes Australia unique. This flag could be a good flag for a new Australian Republic. |
|2016||Boomerang Island Home Flag||Features the boomerang, a symbol and tool from Aboriginal Australian culture, but also representative of our country in the shape of an A. The flag is girt by sea and beach like our country. |
|2013–||Proposed Australian sporting flag (from Ausflag)||The Southern Cross on a blue field with two vertical bands (green and gold) on the left edge.|
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- "New Australian Flag with Boomerang".
- "Golden Commonwealth". Facebook. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
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- Golden Wattle flag http://www.goldenwattleflag.com/#introduction=The Golden Wattle flag Check
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- https://medium.com/@juliussky/https-medium-com-juliussky-new-australian-reconciliation-republic-flag-28e8f2810c28#.mhod1ohv7. Missing or empty
- https://www.facebook.com/Natural-Colours-of-Australia-A-Flag-for-a-Reconciled-Republic-214980905570421/. Missing or empty
- "Ausflag unveils new Aussie flag to be used at sporting events". news.com.au. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2015.