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Boxing Kangaroo

Boxing Kangaroo flag

The Boxing Kangaroo flag consists of a yellow kangaroo in a combative pose on a green background. The Boxing Kangaroos design has become an unofficial national symbol of Australia and is widely displayed by spectators at international sporting events such as cricket, football (soccer) and tennis, as well as at larger events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth games.

A boxing kangaroo was first depicted in 1891 when a cartoon titled "Jack, the fighting Kangaroo with Professor Lendermann" was published in the magazine Melbourne Punch. The notion of a boxing kangaroo eminates from the animal's defensive pose where it will use its arms to hold its prey in place before using its legs to attack them. The origin of the boxing kangaroo being used for a specific purpose dates back to 1941 when it was painted on Australian fighter planes in World War II to differentiate themselves from British aircraft.

In 1983, the Boxing Kangaroo flag rose to particular prominence when it was flown from the yacht Australia II, the successful Australian America's Cup sailing team. The owner of the Australia II yacht, Alan Bond, owned and licensed the Boxing Kangaroo image for production. The rights to the Boxing Kangaroo image was then bought by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). The widely used Boxing Kangaroo design of today was created by artist Steve Castledine.

The Boxing Kangaroo flag courted some controversy during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games when the Interntional Olympic Committee (IOC) asked that a Boxing Kangaroo flag being displayed by Australian athletes in the athletes' village be taken down due to it being "too commercial" in nature (it is a registered trademark of the AOC). This move drew widespread criticism and condemnation and the IOC eventually allowed the Boxing Kangaroo flag to fly again.

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Australian athletes hold the Boxing Kangaroo flag at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia

Boxing Kangaroo flag 150x90cm
Dimensions  for flag 1500x900mm
Boxing Kangaroo 150x90cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AUS-BOXKANGA/L
$22.00
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Boxing Kangaroo flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 1500x900mm
Boxing Kangaroo 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AUS-BOXKANGA/M
$16.28
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Boxing Kangaroo flag 240x150cm
Dimensions for flag 2400x1500mm
Boxing Kangaroo 240x150cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AUS-BOXKANGA/V
$89.00
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Boxing Kangaroo hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand-waver 450x300mm
Boxing Kangaroo 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-BOXKANGA/HW
$13.00
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Boxing Kangaroo child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for hand-waver-child 230x150mm
Boxing Kangaroo 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-BOXKANGA/HC
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Boxing Kangaroo desk flag 150x10cm
Dimensions for desk-flag 150x100mm
Boxing Kangaroo 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-BOXKANGA/DF
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Boxing Kangaroo bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
Boxing Kangaroo bunting has 30 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-BOXKANGA/SF30
$59.00
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Boxing Kangaroo bunting 10 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 10 flags 230x150mm
Boxing Kangaroo 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-BOXKANGA/SF10
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Products specifications
Flag DescriptionKangaroo (yellow with white fibrillation) wearing boxing gloves (red), standing in fighting position alongside the southern cross and the word Australia, both in yellow. Background is emerald green.
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