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The Eureka flag is set on a dark blue field with a horizontal white stripe and a veritcal white line crossing it with five eight pointed white stars - one on each of the four ends of the two lines and one in the centre of the flag. The stars represent the Crux Australis consetallation. According to Frank Cayley's book "Flag of Stars", the white cross joining the stars symbolises unity in defiance.

The Eureka flag is said to have been designed by Captain Henry Ross, a member of the Ballarat Reform League of Canadian origin. It is also said that the flag was sewn together by three local women - Anastasia Withers, Anastasia Hayes and Anne Duke.

The Eureka flag was first used in 1854 as the flag of the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Miners swore allegiance to the flag as a symbol of defiance. The first flying of the flag is said to have been on 29 November 1854 at Bakery Hill. The Eureka Rebellion itself took place on 3 December 1854

The original Eureka flag was lent to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka by the Art Gallery of Ballarat; however, the Museum closed in 2018. The design was listed as an object of state heritage significant by the Victorian Heritage Register and as a Victorian Icon by the National Trust in 2006.

The Eureka flag has gained popularity in Australian culture as a symbol of egalitarianism, democracy and protest. The flag is particularly popular with many trade unions and their members, notably the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).

The original Eureka flag

The original Eureka flag

Eureka flag flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
Eureka flag 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/L
$22.00
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Eureka flag 240x150cm
Dimensions for flag 2400x1500mm
Eureka 240x150cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/V
$89.00
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Eureka flag hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand-waver 450x300mm
Eureka flag 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/HW
$13.00
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Eureka flag child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
Eureka flag 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/HC
$6.99
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Eureka flag desk flag 150x10cm
Dimensions for desk-flag 150x100mm
Eureka flag 15x10cm polyester desk flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a black plastic dowel measuring 27cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a gold coloured plastic finial.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/DF
$6.99
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Eureka flag bunting 10 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 10 flags 230x150mm
Eureka flag bunting has 10 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-AUS-EUREK/SF10
$25.00
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Products specifications
Flag DescriptionA blue flag with a white cross in the center. On the end of each arm of the cross and in the center is an eight pointed star fimbriated with the same blue as the background.
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