Flag of New South Wales
This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Flag of New South Wales.
The current state flag of New South Wales was officially adopted by the government of New South Wales in 1876.
The flag is based on the defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly. The badge, based on the coat of arms, is a white disc with the cross of St George, a golden lion passant guardant in the centre of the cross and an eight-pointed gold star on each arm of the cross.
The state badge was designed by the Colonial Architect James Barnet and Captain Francis Hixson, a retired Royal Navy officer. Even though no meaning for the design was given, it is perhaps a simplified version of what was the semi-official arms of New South Wales at the time.
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.
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