Victoria 1901-1953

Victoria 1901-1953

Flag Adopted: circa 1901
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Use: State Flag and Ensign

In 1901 Victoria′s flag was changed again so that the style of the Royal crown above the Southern Cross would conform with that of the design chosen by the reigning monarch. Thus the Imperial Crown was replaced by the Tudor Crown.

It is not known exactly when, but over the following years the design was further modified so that one point of each of the stars pointed towards the top of the flag rather than the bottom. In addition, the size of the Southern Cross increased outside of the nominal "badge" area set aside for the colonies to indicate a distinctive emblem.

References

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.

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.