The Western Australia State Flag 1870

The Western Australia State Flag
1870

The State badge of Western Australia depicts a black swan on a circle of yellow. The black swan has been used as a symbol in Western Australia since the 1830s the colony was commonly called the Swan River Colony in the early days of the settlement. The black swan badge was proposed for adoption in 1870 and its use on the flag was confirmed in 1875. Originally facing away from the flagpole, the swan was reversed in 1953.

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