australian flag and meaning Australian national flag is now a blue background: the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross.
Union Jack in the upper left corner (or canton) are recognized as the origins of Australia as a British colony.
Southern Cross, positioned on the right side of the flag, is a constellation of states and territories of Australia visible, which is essential for quick navigation of ships, which represents the position of Australia in the southern hemisphere.
In the lower left corner is the Federation Star, which is also known as the Commonwealth Star, seven stars, representing the six colonies federal union. He is the seventh Australian to represent many areas (mainland and offshore).
Australian National Flag, DEFACED a British blue flag was flown to Canberra in 1901.