Warning: I am not sure if all the material in this post is historically, or at all, accurate
The NZ flag has a very gruesome past...
Or not :) :) :) :)
When the Europeans first came to NZ, and the capital of NZ was Russell, they introduced a flag that is very different to the current one, it was basically the St. George's Cross with the top-left-hand corner blue with the southern cross in it. I will see if I have a pic of it somewhere...
[I will acknowledge my source (Wikimedia commons), or else I would be plagiarising. PS: View my website on plagiarism at: Plagiarism 4 Dummies ]
This is roughly what I think it looked like, but I am not entirely sure (correct me if I am wrong). We were doing some stuff about it in class today, and this looks kind of like what Mr Woody drew. That is about all I know about the old flag, so I will say some stuff about the current one [ ]. I think this design came from a sailing flag that the far reaches of the British empire used, and that is why Australia has a similar one, but again, I am not sure. If someone who is reading this knows the truth, please leave a comment or email me at: SombreroMan5@hotmail.com.
There have been a few NZ flags over time, and most of them are at this site: Wikipedia NZ Flag. That is about all I know about the NZ flag, so in the words of Me, 'I shall go now'
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