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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection

 

Flag

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Accession no.: Y: 78/2
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: A navy blue ensign from the Aurora, used during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 (Aurora).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > Australasian Antarctic Territory
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*74)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A rectangular navy blue textile flag with a Union Jack. The flag is double-sided and is constructed in three parts. The top left quarter of the flag is a Union Jack, made from strips of textile joined together with machine stitching. The top right quarter and whole length of the lower portion of the flag are made from plain navy blue textile. The words 'AURORA // EXPEDITION // ANTARCTIC. // 1913-14' are stitched in white in the bottom right corner, and appear on both sides. The top and bottom edges of the flag are the selvedge of the fabrics and so are not hemmed. The right/free edge of the flag is hemmed and is fraying at the top and bottom. A strip of cream-coloured textile has been stitched to the left/pole edge of the flag to form a tube which contains a length of cord. The cord has been looped over and stitched in place at the top, with a length protruding from the bottom.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 1200mm, height: 650mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 (Aurora) (1911 - 1914)