Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flags or Banners

Flags and Banners

Australians don’t tend to fly flags at their homes as much as Americans do. You will see it on special occasions such as Australia Day or ANZAC Day although more often from a window or temporary flagpole. It seems more people would rather wear them than fly them.  Dr Geeves, who is a local resident does have a flagpole and flies the Australian flag when he is at home rather like the Queen at her royal residences. If I don’t see it I know he is in Sydney visiting his children and grandchildren. Our local post office also has a flag pole.

The Scotland Cricket Team played a match against Tasmania at a suburban ground where spectators could park right next to the action. Obviously at least one of them was Scottish!

Flying the flag for Scotland

Australian flag before a Test Match at Bellerive Oval.

The Australian Team
The Australian Team

Flags like this were issued for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

An old Coronation flag

Old banner at the QVMAG in Launceston which is in the former railway workshops.

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The Railway Workshops banner.

Protest banners in Hobart on various occasions.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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