19 April 1876, and announced in the Hobart Gazette on 25 September. been done to implement the Colonial Office Circular of December 1865, which introduced The Tasmania Tiger flag features a yellow Tasmanian tiger or thylacine on a green background with a maroon and yellow coloured top edge. Russet-maroon background with yellow and green top edge.

The exact symbolism of the badge is unknown, other than to indicate historical ties with England. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The badge depicts a red lion within a white circle. On 14 October he wrote to the Earl of Carnarvon. Jacks for Colonial Governors. The top panels equal one third the height of the flag. throughout and bearing a white Southern Cross in the fly (three stars in the upper quarter

Flowering occurs fairly regularly each year in early Summer; bees collect both pollen and nectar and a characteristic amber-coloured honey is produced. As a consequence of this Circular the announcement When Sir Frederick Weld became Governor of Tasmania in 1875 he found that nothing had

– Australian State Flags (1865-1904): A British Admiralty Legacy", Ralph Kelly, Volume VIII No 4 October 1992. It is also quite capable of climbing trees, swimming and is the largest living carnivorous marsupial in the world. Tasmania’s Flags & Emblems The exact symbolism of the badge is unknown, other than to indicate historical ties with England. Like all other Australian States, the Tasmanian flag has the Union Jack in the top left-hand corner and the State badge to the right, on a dark blue background. The flag of Tasmania is a British Blue Ensign defaced with the state badge. 1875 Red Ensign image by Martin Grieve, 27 Nov 2008. The thirteen stamen of the blossom symbolise the thirteen regions of Tasmania. Tasmania uses one red heraldic lion (Cyprus used two lions and Kenya a heraldic lion standing) was deemed entirely unsuited as a badge, and the same lion badge [as originally chosen for the Governor's flag] was resubmitted, though it was now red, with no torse, and facing the other way. The trunk is smooth and greyish-white in the upper part where the bark peels in long reddish-brown ribbons; at the base the bark is often persistent, rough and deeply furrowed.

Flag Adopted: 29 November 1875 Colonial Office on 27 March 1876, raised no objection to the revised lion. The maroon top edge represents the Australian mainland. Smooth Island, Tasmania.

Positioned in the hoist area is the Southern Cross, symbolising Tasmania's location in the Southern hemisphere. Photo courtesy of NASA. Labillardiere was a member of the expedition which, under the command of Bruny d’Entrecasteaux, sailed to the southern hemisphere in search of the missing explorer J. F. G. de La Perouse. The flag of Tasmania is a British Blue Ensign defaced with the state badge.

Two weeks later, on November 23, those flags were officially abandoned because the Secretary of State for Colonies in London made it clear that only a single badge could be placed at the fly end of the ensign.

John C Vaughan, Standard Publishing House, Sydney, 1983.

Tasmanian Flag Scheme. In addition to its ornamental value the Tasmanian Blue Gum is of considerable economic importance in many of these regions and is extensively used for pit props and as a source of fuel and for paper-pulp; oil is also extracted.

I can't remember where I heard this, but it may well have been on this list. Corrections? from the Colonial Office to Governor Weld approving 'the Device to be borne on the Flag to At the fly end of each flag a Southern Cross was to be formed of white stars added above and below the horizontal arm of the cross. It's my understanding that the lion on the Tasmanian flag was redrafted recently (a year or two ago).

Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). The line also symbolises Tasmanian's geographic location between the 40 – 43.3 parallel South. Tasmanian tiger statues, Civic Square, Launceston, designed by Stephen Walker. The flag consists of a defaced British Blue Ensign with the state badge located in the fly. roundel surrounded by a green garland. 1875 Blue Ensign image by Martin Grieve, 27 Nov 2008. Where this design originated from is unknown, but it is assumed that the red lion is a link with England. Because some of the Australian state badges were originaly created to represent the Governor (as distinct from the Colony) they generally showed some element of

Both the coat of arms of Tasmania and Launceston feature Tasmanian tigers, symbolising bravery, defiance and “magnanimity”.

Photo by Thennicke. The yellow stripe represents the Bass Strait and surrounding oceans and is a reference to Tasmania’s rich maritime history. The Blue Gum embodies the beauty of Tasmania's wilderness, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982. [The first flag announced was the Governor's Flag.] and PRO No.2405 in the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South Wales