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Flag of South Australia

South Australia
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1904
Design The flag is based on the defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly. The badge is a gold disc featuring a piping shrike with its wings outstretched. [0]
Colors
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#E00034
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History

The current state flag of South Australia, was officially adopted by the government of South Australia in 1904.

The badge is believed to have been originally designed by Robert Craig, a teacher at the School of Arts in Adelaide, and officially gazetted on 14 January 1904. [0]

Meaning

The 1904 design shows in heraldic form a local bird - what was called a Piping Shrike, a form of magpie. There has been some speculation that the stylisation of the bird was inspired by the Imperial German (and Austrian) heraldic eagle. [1]