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alaric



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The most beautiful House Flag.
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· Date: Wed, 5 August 15 · Views: 290
· Tags: 2 · Filesize: 2.8kb · Dimensions: 329 x 216 ·
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waiwera
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Registered: February 2005
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Fri, 7 August 15 13:01

Agree the Shaw Savill House Flag was very striking but believe the original NZ original national flag had black background rather than blue in the top left canton
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saintfield
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Registered: September 2007
Location: Sydney
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Mon, 10 August 15 06:55

Waiwera, I have a copy of the Shaw Savill history by Frank C. Bowen , "the flag of the Southern Cross"" this covers the period 1858 to 1939, the book provides information on the origins and description of the house flag.
In 1834 the first British Resident Mr Busby representing the British Government, and Captain Lambert of HMS Alligator called a meeting of all the principal Maori Chiefs and gave them the choice of three ensigns which would be worn on New Zealand ships and save them from capture as pirates and to be also an outward sign of responsible government. the ensign chosen is the same as the Shaw Savill house flag except for one small difference - the original had a narrow white border around the St Georges cross to separate from the navy blue in proper heraldic fashion.
In January 1840 at the treaty of Waitangi the Union flag replaced the first NZ ensign and the new colony was made a dependency of New South Wales!
best regards, Saintfield
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