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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection



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Accession no.: N: 200
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: A Union Jack flag, rolled on bamboo, flown at Hut Point as a signal to Cape Evans during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular flag made from a pale textile, probably wool, printed with the Union Jack. The top and bottom edges of the flag are the selvedge of the fabric and so are not hemmed. The right/free edge of the flag is hemmed. On the left/pole edge of the flag a white canvas tube has been machine-stitched to the flag to hold a bamboo flag pole (part of which remains in the tube). The top of the tube is made from a separate disc of textile with a small pleat in it; the lower end of the tube is reinforced with a section in double thickness canvas to prevent ripping.

  • Width: 1800mm, height: 930mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)