The South Australian State Flag
The South Australian State flag was proclaimed on 13 January 1904. Its badge shows an Australian piping shrike (white-backed magpie) on the branch of a gum tree, set against a golden background representing the rising sun. The Australian piping shrike is now based on two drawings, one by Robert Craig in 1904 and one by Harry P, Gill in 1910.
Originally, the State flag was meant to be flown only from government buildings and vessels, but in 1908 the government of the day encouraged wider use by government institutions and private citizens.