On 1st January 1801, the cross of St. Patrick, representing Ireland, was added to the Union Flag. It was not until 4th June 1801 that the modern Union Flag was hoisted in Australia, at Dawes Point, Sydney. Although by custom, it is commonly called the Union Jack, it is technically only the “Jack” when flown at the bow on a Jack staff of a naval of a naval ship. The Union Flag was closely associated with the early European colonisation of Australia. It was flown in all parts of Australia firstly by our European explores and settlers. Today the “Union Jack, the official flag of Australia’s pioneers, it reminds us of our friendship with the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.