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Flag - Empire Day Object Reg. No: SH 891850

Summary:
Empire Day Flag used in Melbourne, Victoria. Also known as Flag Day, Empire Day was celebrated in March and saw the buildings and streets decorated with flags. Empire Day was observed in Victorian state schools from 1905 with a program of addresses, pageants and patriotic songs, with children swearing allegiance to King and Empire. The Empire Day Movement rasised money for various charities by selling badges, cards, flags and buttons. People were also often encouraged to buy Australian-made products or goods of Empire origin. Popular observance of Empire Day declined in the postwar period, and in 1958 it was renamed Commonwealth Day.
Description:
British flag. The flag consists of a rectangular piece of canvas with the British flag desing, flag is attached to a circular wooden stick
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Lois Stephenson
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 38.50 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 30.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, civic mementoes, souvenirs, royalty, keepsakes, royalty british, empire day, queen victoria
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Empire Day
Tertiary Classification: flags
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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