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Old 11-04-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Canada managed to introduce a very impressive national symbol in form of flag, back in the sixties. What an improvement on their former colours, a somewhat bland red ensign.
It had a lot going for it. The man involved in its creation was pretty much the kind of guy you would want to design it.
He also had a good template from which to work:


Flag of the Royal Military College of Canada
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:30 AM
 
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It had a lot going for it. The man involved in its creation was pretty much the kind of guy you would want to design it.
He also had a good template from which to work:


Flag of the Royal Military College of Canada
Interesting. The flag of Peru comes to mind here but not with The Maple Leaf.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:34 AM
 
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In the case of Australia, besides being overly conservative, far too much apathy as well one suspects. Saying that though most designs being offered in the past for both New Zealand and Australia, hardly were very inspired.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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In the case of Australia, besides being overly conservative, far too much apathy as well one suspects. Saying that though most designs being offered in the past for both New Zealand and Australia, hardly were very inspired.


I don't think the flag changers loss was about inspiration -flags aren't about inspiration, but about meaning (to my way of thinking) The old flag stayed, because it still had meaning to more who voted.
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Old Today, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Anglers Reach, NSW (Australia)
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Most certainly not!

God bless the Crown. God bless this sunburnt country; her rugged mountain ranges; a land of droughts, and flooding rains. God bless this mighty, Southern, colonial nation of ours.

Our splendid flag is good as it stands
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Old Today, 06:03 PM
 
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Australia could if the desire was there, develop something rather original, that reflected the nation of the future, compared to that of the past, without necessary reflecting past colonial aspects, recalling how UK ditched such a role when joined EU.


There remains a strong rear-guard contingent within Australia, that prefer to look back at the past of white picket fences, an English populated outpost where Asia was a place to fly over and often live outside of the cities.
These folk tend to be against any change, although saying that, there are certainly times we need resistance to change, when change is just for the sake of it or some other alternative outcome is desired by vested interests.
But some take it too far and resist everything , which has seen Australia incur some rather reactionary politics in the past, with QLD clearly a leader of the pack a few decades back.


I wouldn't say the change of flag is essential at this time, but an intelligent discussion with some viable options (had some shockers on display last time around) should be on the table. Just not the most important issue facing the nation at the moment nor short term.
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