Happy Australia Day everyone !!
A bit of trivia to start your day ….
When the first Australian flag officially came into use in 1901, the Commonwealth Star was comprised of 6 points to denote the 6 states.
In 1908, a 7th point was added to the star to denote Australia’s territories.
However, the Northern Territory and the Federal Capital Territory (ACT), didn’t emerge until 1911.
So what territory was represented in 1908 ?
It was the Territory of Papua, which came under Australian control in 1906 (and became independent in 1975) !
And what is the meaning behind the red ensign version of our flag ?
Here is a great explanation….