Australian Flag Collection

3-D Australian Flag (animated)For some reason, we’ve been seeing a really large number of incoming searches for the images of Australian flags which are scattered here and there on our various posts, especially our Australia Day pieces, so as a public service and because I’m stuck waiting on hold trying to find out why I suddenly have no (not low, but no) water pressure and so have a bit of time to kill, I thought I’d stick a collection of Australian flags up here on this page, so they’re all in one easy-to-find place.  They’ll be below the fold, to keep our main site from taking forever to load.  (And if one of our “found” images [some are originals, some are “found”] belongs to you and you want credit, just email us and it’ll be done).

The originals are of varying sizes and resolutions – click on the thumbnails below for full-sized images.

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Australian of the Year 2009

The unequivocal winner of the 2009 Australian of the Year award will come as no surprise to anyone.

Refreshingly, this year’s choice is a completely apolitical and post-racial one, as our winner has chosen to spend his life in service to all Australians regardless of race, colour, creed or political leanings.  Our 2009 Australian of the Year is a brave yet modest  hero whose his skill and courage typify all that is great about our armed forces.

Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of millions of proud and grateful Australians, I present the 2009 Australian of the Year award to Trooper Mark Donaldson , true Australian hero and the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross since 1969.

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, Australia salutes you.


* Okay, in reality Kevin Rudd went for symbolism over substance, once again.  Quel surpris. Colour me distinctly unimpressed.  As is Andrew Bolt.  And Kae.  And Margo’s Maid’s Shadowlands, where they not only saw this coming but have a must-read post on he-who-doesn’t-deserve-to-be-named-in-this-post.  [Update:  via Kae, “Janet Albrechtsen at the Australian speaks about the ungracious winner“]


UPDATE: Speaking of must-read posts, if you click no other link here DO CLICK this one:  Australia Day 2009.   Private Greg Sher, deployed to Afghanistan with 1st Commando Regiment, served with the Special Operations Task Group. He was killed in a Taliban rocket attack on 4th January, 2009. Greg’s brother Steven wrote this piece.

My most sincere thanks  on this day and every day to all those who so selflessly defend our safety and freedom.  “Lest we forget.”

Happy Australia Day, Mates…You too, Sam.

[UPDATE:  For those searching for Australian Flag images, our entire collection here.]


*spot says, see Sam Kekovich here.

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