Union Jacks and Southern Skies - part one, section five

The 1909 Amendment

In 1908 the British Government was asked to agree to the addition of a seventh point in the Commonwealth Star to symbolise the Territory of Papua, which had been acquired in 1906, as well as any future Australian territories. Approval from the British Authorities for the change was notified in the Government Gazette of 22nd May 1909. Australia still lacked the independence to change its own flag.(13)

Union Jacks and Southern Skies

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