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Iconic Australia

Crowmanic

Riverton, Australia

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Australia is an ancient land; a Sacred Land, a holy place…

“…it was the Spanish-Catholic explorer Pedro de Quitos, ventured forth upon the South Seas to discover the Great South Land long before the British expeditions, who named our island continent. He called it Austrialia del Espiritu Santo — the South Land dedicated to the Holy spirit — in 1606, a century and a half before Captain Cook. …” ~ David Tacey, ReEnchantment, p83

“…the Aboriginal religious tradition is probably the oldest continuous sacred tradition in the world. Making even the Judeo-Christian European tradition seem very recent in comparison. …” ~ David Tacey, ReEnchantment, p76

~ This flag is mine, and probably one of a few in existence in this country. It is not my design, I bought it from the designer >15 years ago (unfortunately I forget his name).

The debate regarding designing a different and more “Australian” flag has been raised often over the years, here in Australia — please don’t bother with the pros & cons debate here — this flag/symbol represents my heritage and commitment to this country… it incorporates the best of the current flag and the officially recognised Aboriginal flag of Australia.

…not to that of another land or dynasty I have never been to, nor born in/of …

~ Negative or racial commentary will be removed. There are plenty of other sites that support/provide those opportunities.

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