Murray River Flag
1853

Murray River Flag
1853

Distinguishing flags were flown aboard Murray River paddle steamers in the 1850’s. This design, described in a press report in the 1853, is influenced by earlier flags of Australia particularly the national Colonial Flag of the 1820’s and the New South Wales merchant Flag of the 1830’s. This colourful flag, featuring the Southern Cross and stripes, can still be seen flying from some Murray River crat today.

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