TO BE PROUD TO BE AUSTRALIAN.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:07
ThreadID: 65900 Views:2793 Replies:7 FollowUps:21
This Thread has been Archived
with all thats been happening in Vic & North QLD,this will make you proud to live in the BEST continent on earth.the Aussie flag.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Matt Watson - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:38

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:38
Agreed, the outpouring of support in the last few days has shown who the true aussies are.

I wonder how many of those yobbo's with Chinese made Australian flags stuck to their cars have donated?
AnswerID: 348635

Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:42

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:42
MATT

yep.if that didnt bring a lump to your throat you arnt a true aussie,cheers.
0
FollowupID: 616847

Follow Up By: FORDTANIC (aka Zukscooter) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:30

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:30
Mate i have one of those FLAGS on my car & I was born here & i Resent that inflamatory remark .Yes i have donated too.
Regards Bob.
Ps Tell me where i can buy an aussie made flag & if it is within my BUDGET i might consider getting it.
0
FollowupID: 616861

Follow Up By: Barry 2 - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:37
Hi Matt
Why are you a "Yobbo" if you have an Aussie flag on your car ??
I have one on the car and boat and hanging above my BBQ area !!
Bet you have plenty of stuff made in China ??
Isn't it more important that the Aussie Flag is Flying ??
Do you have an Aussie flag flying ??
YES - I have donated by the way.
Regards
Proud Aussie
0
FollowupID: 616864

Follow Up By: Matt Watson - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:48

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:48
I didn't say you are a yobbo for flying the flag did i? I'm not going to go into it anymore in this thread, there is another one which discusses this issue, but I think there are lot of yobbo's who simply fly the flag because its currently the "cool" thing to do.
0
FollowupID: 616866

Follow Up By: Matt Watson - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:52

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 21:52
btw, a quick google brings up this

http://www.australianaonline.com.au/category20_1.htm

I do not own an Australian flag as blind nationalism scares me (I'm not accusing anyone here of that, unless you happen to be that 18 year old P platter in the lowered lancer with purple lights underneath and 5 Aussie flags on it )
0
FollowupID: 616867

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:05

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:05
Matt I don't think you're a yobbo, if you have a flag on your car, zuk is right its an inappropriate remark.

Doesnt matter where the flag is from mate, its where the heart is, and MarkG is on the money
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 617048

Follow Up By: Matt Watson - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:22

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:22
You misunderstand what I meant.

I was not saying having a flag makes you a yobbo, my comment was about yobbos with flags.

But, I think if you feel the need to have a flag on your car (something I do not understand at all), then you should at least make sure its made in Australia.
0
FollowupID: 617054

Follow Up By: FORDTANIC- Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:22

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:22
Why are you still 'BRANDING' people just because they have something different to what you find not to your liking.
Where you not young once & did things out of your elders desires like mine did when i was growing up so what if they have lowered particular type of car & have more flags than you like.
You probably have something differentas well but no one's going public & branding 'YOU'.
Get over it.
Bob.
0
FollowupID: 617079

Follow Up By: Matt Watson - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:00

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:00
Iam long over it.
0
FollowupID: 617098

Reply By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:45

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:45
Well that kinda lost me early with the background music being "God Save The Queen"

And it was factually incorrect. Our boys in WW1 and WW2 served under the Red Ensign, not the Blue.

Jim.



AnswerID: 348636

Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 06:34

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 06:34
From the following site

http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/symbols/otherflag.cfm


Australian Red Ensign

The Australian Red Ensign

When the Commonwealth Government announced a competition to design a flag for Australia in 1901, entrants were asked to send a design for two flags – one for official and naval purposes and the other for merchant ships.

The resulting Commonwealth red ensign or merchant flag was identical to the Australian National Flag (or Commonwealth blue ensign as it was then known) except that it had a red background instead of a blue one.

Historically, the Australian red ensign was used on land and at sea and Australians have fought under it during both world wars.

There was considerable confusion in the first half of the 20th century over the appropriate use of the red ensign as opposed to the blue ensign.

This was clarified with the passage of the Flags Act 1953 which proclaimed the blue ensign as the Australian National Flag. The Australian red ensign became the official flag to be flown at sea by Australian registered merchant ships
0
FollowupID: 616908

Follow Up By: robertbruce - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:28

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 21:28
so changing our flag from red to blue must have definetly stopped the domino (theory) effect ...I8)
0
FollowupID: 617037

Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 00:01

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 00:01
Nitpicking again Jumbo ?? Just cant get your head around that 99.99% of Australia is at the moment united in grief under the flag that FLIES NOW ,, pitifull and pedantic as you all ways are ..
0
FollowupID: 617061

Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:47

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 20:47
It is a good rendition of our proud history and well put together with background sound effects. However the final paragraph is incorrect (the quote from Isaiah). Regardless of what the author suggests the Great South Land (Australia) is not referenced in Isaiah. The land of Sinim (spelt Sinnim incorrectly in the text) is actually the area referred to today as Aswan (Egypt).
But a noteworthy script nevertheless.
Cheers
GPM
AnswerID: 348637

Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:05

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:05
guys , guys..........

the thread was only put here as a feel good tool seeing as we have had so much bad news the last week.

the nit picking of it and the bickering isnt warranted.

enjoy the words and feel proud to be an Aussie,cheers.
AnswerID: 348654

Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:24

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:24
Mark G ya on the money mate..

WE should all be proud and support our own in time of dire need.

Grrr!!!
0
FollowupID: 616878

Follow Up By: rossco - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:34

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:34
here, here,
be proud to be an aussie, stand up for your mates, be there for them all, give because you can and it's what you do!!!!!!
0
FollowupID: 616882

Follow Up By: WRVA - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 00:13

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 00:13
have always had my Aussie flag and boxing kangaroo on our van for yonks, but they were both stolen in the same night very costly $5.95 ea and a bloody good size. We live in the best country in the world where mates help mates and that means and body that needs hand you will always find aussies in the front line. Lets keep it that way. my profile doesn;t show my flags due to the light fingered bugger,they are up now flying high .be safe,life is so short .
0
FollowupID: 616898

Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 03:55

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 03:55
To Whom it may concern........................

Flag Protocol & Display

and here.. Flag Protocol


Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 348675

Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 00:19

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 00:19
Ed.C. ,, very suprised that neither of the sites show dismasting / folding procedures ,, the flag should NEVER touch the ground and be folded ready to remast and only unfold at the zenith of its travel up the pole /mast or has this protocol gone / been removed ?? to watch the flag raised / lowered with true respect ??? yeah spose dat generation y dont know / dont care, piece of blue blowing in da wind.
0
FollowupID: 617064

Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:46

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:46
Let me say at the outset that I do love Australia and Australian culture and the Australian landscape. But all this stuff about waving flags and people having to say all the time how proud they are to be Australian gives me the heebies. It's a kind of infantile insecurity to have to reassure oneself that one is part of something else, something superior. Show me a country that feels the need to cover itself in flags and symbols of patriotism and I'll show you a country that is getting nervous about its place in the world and internal unity. Every country on Earth will respond to events like the bushfires with generosity to the victims. We don't have to feed our egos by saying that's the Australian way. (Which implies that somehow we are better than some other way.)
Looking after your mates (and I used that word deliberately) is the human way and makes me proud to be a human.
AnswerID: 348685

Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:25

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:25
And lets not forget that a few other countries send money, men and machines to help also.

.
0
FollowupID: 616943

Follow Up By: Nic I (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 14:53

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 14:53
Mfewster you put it very well - I concur, absolutely. Less jingoism, and more empathy would make the world a much better place.

Let's be proud to be charitable, selfless, and generous to those less fortunate than us, whoever and wherever they are.
0
FollowupID: 616961

Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:35

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:35
"Let's be proud to be charitable, selfless, and generous to those less fortunate than us, whoever and wherever they are."

That about describes Fred Hollows.

From a report on Fred's Funeral

"Fred's body has just arrived on one of the larger aircraft. The first thing that strikes me, with tremendous force, are the flags. Fred's coffin is covered by five flags: the Aboriginal flag, the Vietnamese flag, the Nepalese flag, the Australian flag and the Eritrean flag."

Jim.

0
FollowupID: 617099

Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:37

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:37
110 % agree with your sentiments Mfewster, Nic I and Jim.

Interesting point about Fred Hollows Jim, no flag for his place of birth though ! (another kiwi pinched by the Australians) :-)) That's one guy that should have been declared a saint yonks ago.

I note that Canadian, American and New Zealand firemen (50 from NZ so far) are on the scene giving support and rest for exhausted locals. We would have sent more but we have an extreme fire danger in several regions our selves at the moment. After heavy rain the last couple of days more firemen will be released and they fly out shortly. It's likely that some other countries have also sent firemen. It's a long way to fly a heavy lift helicopter from NZ to Victoria via Norfolk, Lord Howe and Brisbane but there are some there. NZ gave over a million $ within 24 hours of opening an appeal and that does not count the Red Cross and several other organisations still raising money. Wonder if very many people in Australia away from the fire zone will notice any of the above ?

.
0
FollowupID: 617116

Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:54
On a similar theme. I was in Vietnam a few years ago, just before the bridge Oz built over the Mekong was opened. On several different occasions, different Vietnamese told me how much they liked Australians because when Australia gave assistance, we didn't go over the top with lots of flagwaving and Australia rah rah stuff. I thought at the time there was a message in that.
0
FollowupID: 617118

Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:03

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 22:03
The flag is what we make of it. Mark you're right on the money, we are a proud nation and just as we go and help others at times of trouble so they too are coming here to help us now.

Reminds me of the story about the Fokker Friendship, we are lucky we have the HELP too!
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

AnswerID: 348797

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)