Victoria

Victoria

Flag Adopted: circa 1953
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Use: State Flag and Ensign

The flag of Victoria is a British Blue Ensign defaced with the state badge. The badge depicts the Southern Cross surmounted by the St Edwards Crown. The stars in the Southern Cross range from five to eight points.

As in Queensland, the design of the flag is changed in accordance with the style of Crown chosen by the reigning monarch, with the last such change occurring in 1953, after Queen Elizabeth II adopted the St Edwards Crown upon her Coronation in 1952.

References

Australian Flags
Department of Administrative Services, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1995.

Crux Australis
Anthony Burton (Editor), Flag Society of Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
– Australian State Flags (1865-1904): A British Admiralty Legacy", Ralph Kelly, Volume VIII No 4 October 1992.

Flag of Stars
Frank Cayley, Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, 1966.

Flags and Arms Across the World
Dr Whitney Smith, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980.

Flags of Australia (chart)
John C Vaughan, Standard Publishing House, Sydney, 1983.

Flags of the Nations (chart)
Flag Society of Australia, Flag Research Center, and National Australia Bank, Australia, 1992.