Flag, Prince of Wales visit to Australia flag

Production date
1920
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Description
Flag, Australian miniature, with face of Edward, Prince of Wales and inscription "Welcome to H.R.H the Prince of Wales". Made for the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales to Australia in 1920.
Classification
CH classification FLAGS National australian
CH classification FLAGS Events souvenir flag
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Measurements
Flag - L415 x W245 mm
Flag and staff - L610 x W415 x H8 mm
Media/Materials description
Cotton flag on wooden staff.
Signature/Marks
WELCOME \ TO H.R.H. \ THE PRINCE OF WALES
History and use
This flag dates from the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, to Australia in 1920. The Prince was visiting on behalf of his father, King George V, to thank Australians for the sacrifices they had made during World War 1. In those days of intense loyalty to the British Empire, the Prince attracted large crowds wherever he went during his five-month visit, and this flag would have been available to wave as the Prince passed, and also as a souvenir of the visit. Most of the towns and cities the Prince visited decorated their buildings and streets with arches and the very popular illuminations (lighting) of buildings. He spent most of August in Queensland, where he attended a range of events and functions, including opening the 44th Exhibition of the Queensland National Association in Brisbane, known today as the Ekka.
Registration number
H14041

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