Australian Anti-Transportation League 1851

Australian Anti-Transportation League 1851

The League was formed in 1851 to campaign against the continuance of convict transportation to Australia and New Zealand. The flag of the League featured a gold Southern Crosson a Blue Ensign. A white border usually featured the Leagues name, year of institution and identified the colony in which it was flown. The five stars of the Southern Cross were said to represent the settlements in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and New Zealand. The League’s flag strongly resembles the Australian National Flag, and its influence can be seen in the flag of Victoria.

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