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Difference Between Australia Flag and New Zealand Flag

Australia Flag vs New Zealand Flag

Australia and New Zealand are countries known to be previously ruled by the British colony so it is no wonder their flags are quite similar in several ways. But still, there are subtle differences if one will just look closely.

Australian Flag

The Australian flag has what they call Commonwealth Star which for all people in the know is a very important part of the Australian flag. Why? Because this six pointed star epitomizes the six founding states in addition to Australian territories. This can be found under the Union Jack. Furthermore, the Southern Cross in the Australian flag has four seven pointed stars and one with five.

New Zealand Flag

The New Zealand flag does not have any indication of the Commonwealth Star. In its’ Southern Cross, the New Zealand flag has one less star and it is colored red with white borders. Additional information about the Southern Cross, the New Zealand flag has four five-pointed stars. The Union Jack in it reflects the fact that the country was previously colonized by the British colony.

Difference between Australia and New Zealand Flag

There are differences between the flags of Australia and New Zealand but they are very subtle. For one to see it, one has to be very discerning.

While the Australian flag has the Commonwealth Star, the New Zealand flag does not because it is a symbol of Australia.

The Australian’s flag’s Southern Cross has four seven pointed stars and one with five; the New Zealand flag has only four five pointed stars.

The Australian flag has the Southern Cross with white; the New Zealand flag has its’ Southern Cross colored with red and white borders.

So as similar as these two countries’ flags may look like, there are still differences. And they are very subtle at that. So if you are not very detail-oriented, you can miss it.

In brief:

• Both flags have Union Jack reflecting that both were once British colonies.

• The Australian flag has the Commonwealth Star; the New Zealand flag does not.

• In its’ Southern Cross, the Australian flag has four seven pointed stars and another one with five; the New Zealand Flag has four five pointed stars.

• The Southern Cross in the Australian flag is white whereas it’s red with white border in the New Zealand flag.


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