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Governor of Queensland (Australia)

Last modified: 2015-06-22 by ian macdonald
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[Flag of the Governor of Queensland] image by Martin Grieve, 26 Jul 2006

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Description of the flag

In Queensland, the Governor still flies the Union Jack with its badge in a laurel wreath in the centre of the Saint-George's cross. Queensland is the only state to still do this.
Brendan Jones, 7 February 1996

Some time ago, Colin Dobson posted a photograph of the Governor of Queensland's car flag and instead of the laurel garland being "stiched" directly on to the Union flag, it was contained within a large white circle - not that uncommon as we have seen with such flags in the past. Perhaps it is easier to manufacture in this style? The Governor of Queensland retains the old-fashion style of garland (no gold ring and at 4/9 hoist width)
Martin Grieve, 27 July 2008

In the most recent edition of Crux Australis [cxa], it is mentioned that there is some talk of following the Victorian model and simply changing the state flag's field to maroon for the governor's use.
Jonathan Dixon, 4 August 2004

Historical Governor's flags


[Queensland Governor's flag, 1870-76] image by Martin Grieve, 25 Jul 2008

See also: 1870 state flag


[Queensland Governor's flag, 1876-1900s] image by Martin Grieve, 25 Jul 2008

The badge featuring Queen Victoria's head in profile had proved difficult to reproduce well, and was replaced [in the Governor's flag and the state flag] by a Maltese Cross and Crown in 1876.
Dylan Crawfoot, 22 April 1999


[Queensland Governor's flag, 1900s-1950s] image by Martin Grieve, 26 Jul 2008

The Tudor crown replaced the original crown [in the Governor's flag and the state flag] in the early 1900s [as part of standardisation by Edward VII].
David Prothero, 26 July 2008