|Flag of Australia|
|Adopted||February 11, 1903|
|Designed by||Ivor Evans|
The flag of Australia has a blue background, with the Union Jack in the canton, a white seven-pointed star below the Union Jack, called the "Commonwealth Star", and a representation of Crux in the fly half of the flag, in white seven-pointed stars, but the star representing ε Crucis is a five-pointed star.
The Union Jack represents the United Kingdom, which Australia once was a territory of. The blue is because this flag is heavily based off the Commonwealth flag. The seven-pointed star represents the six states of Australia, and all other territories belonging to Australia. The six stars possibly represent the six states. Crux is a symbol of the Southern Hemisphere.
Six people are credited with designing the same flag, all of which were schoolchildren at the time.
Dependencies and other territories