by Ted Kaye, Vexilloid Tabloid #55
If you’re in the Portland area this Thursday evening, come to our next bimonthly meeting to see and hear more from Ted Kaye. And others — bring your own item or story to share!
Attending the 26th International Congress of Vexillology (ICV 26) provided an opportunity for travel around Australia and see flags!
The original Eureka Flag, Australia’s origin flag, is conserved in Ballarat.
The flag of the governor-general of the state of Victoria uses a yellow field.
The 21’x42’ national flag flies on a 266’ pole above Parliament in Canberra.
The New South Wales and Australia flags fly on the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
The flags of Australia, Queensland, and Brisbane adorn the city hall there.
Ralph Bartlett displays an Australian sporting flag in his ICV presentation.
An unexplained Raven flag tops the Beechworth Bakery in Ballarat.
Flags adorn a Sydney hotel—although the Vietnamese flag is upside-down.
Another hotel flies the Aboriginal flag prominently among other nations.
The flagstaff on Sydney’s Observatory Hill provides a decoder to ID the flags.