The Australian Flag Competition

Letter from the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney

29 January 1998

Mr Harold Scruby
Executive Director
Ausflag Ltd
PO Box 500
Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Dear Harold,

I attended the display of the top 100 entries in the Australian Flag Competition at the Museum of Sydney on Australia Day.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and the organisers on the exhibition. I think it was extremely well put together. There were crowds milling through, inspecting all the flags and offering comments. There seems to be a growing acceptance that we need our own flag. Particularly encouraging for me was that during the half hour or so I was there, apart from being accosted about other city issues, I noted that many of the people there were older people.

Keep up the good work!

(signed)

Councillor Frank Sartor
Lord Mayor