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Union Jack and colonial flags

Union Jack and colonial flags

The New Zealand flag represents the country's historical ties with Britain through the presence of the Union Jack in the upper left quarter. Here, the flag (top right) is displayed with the Union Jack (centre) and other British-colony flags on a postcard probably produced during the South African War (1899–1902).

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Flags - Changing the flag', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/33985/union-jack-and-colonial-flags (accessed 21 September 2018)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2016