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Flags At Half-Mast: A Time Honoured Tradition

03 / Oct / 2018
Almost everyone, young and old, knows what the sight of a flag flown at half-mast is. But few know why such a tradition exists, and why it has become a universally recognised symbol of grief, loss and solemn national remembrance… The long tradition of lowering flags to half-mast is.

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Banners & Flags in Sport; A Brief History

19 / Jul / 2018
No one truly knows exactly when the first flag was flown in an actual sporting event. Flags have a long history, and in the early years, they were used as field signs or standards, which were used in warfare, representing, for example, The Roman Empire or other nations.  .

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Lest We Forget: Commemorating Our Servicemen and Women

04 / Apr / 2018
ANZAC Day is just around the corner, and as the nation prepares to remember the men, women, and animals that served in WWI in any capacity, as well as those who have bravely protected our country in the century since, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on.

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The Origin of Easter: From Paganism to Christianity, and 19th Century Commercialisation

06 / Mar / 2018
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Easter? Most people recognise it as a Christian holiday marking the resurrection of Christ, but this tradition has roots that were planted long before the emergence of Christianity and has since taken on a very different form.   Here, we look at.

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Cupid’s Arrow: The Angel Behind the Holiday

06 / Feb / 2018
It might be widely recognised as the most romantic day of the year, but Valentine’s Day wasn’t always the gift-giving celebration of love that we all know and love. In fact, if any of the legends behind St. Valentine are true, the history of Valentine’s Day is marked by.

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Australia Day: Celebrating a Nation

02 / Jan / 2018
Despite its relatively short history as a federated nation, Australia has been a known and occupied country for thousands of years. In fact, to tell the story of Australia Day, we must first trace our roots back much further than the first settlement.   For more than 60,000 years,.

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New Year’s Celebrations From Across History

06 / Dec / 2017
Different civilisations from across the globe have been celebrating the New Year for at least four millennia.   Today, for the most part, the New Year is celebrated on New Year’s Eve, which marks the end of the Gregorian calendar (December 31), with celebrations continuing into the early hours.

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The True Tale of Christmas

02 / Nov / 2017
In Australia, Christmas is associated with the blazing heat of summer, the smell of meat cooking on the barbecue and backyard cricket – among other things.   However, the festive season looks very different in other parts of the world, with our Northern friends in America and England marvelling.

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The History Behind the Race That Stops the Nation

06 / Oct / 2017
Come 3.00 pm AEST on the first Tuesday in November, the whole nation will come together to watch one of the world’s most famous horse races – The Melbourne Cup! Renowned for the racing, the fashion, the alcohol, and of course, the gambling, Melbourne Cup is one of the.

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Gearing Up for the AFL Grand Final

14 / Sep / 2017
Come Saturday, September 30, footy fans from across Australia will flock to the MCG in Victoria, or pile into their local sports bars and pubs to watch the ultimate decider in the AFL calendar – the 2017 AFL grand final. Since 1897 when the VFL first started experimenting with.

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How to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017

11 / Aug / 2017
Every year in September and October, tourists from all over the world flood into Munich in Germany to enjoy their annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Cities across the world, even as far away from Germany as Australia, also hold their own Oktoberfest celebrations, as the global community joins in on the.

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Star Spangled Banners

28 / Jun / 2017
Next week America and her citizens from across the globe will be celebrating the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day. The 4th of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, however, the tradition of Independence Day can be traced as far back.

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NAIDOC 2017 – ‘Our Languages Matter’

28 / Jun / 2017
In the first week of July each year, Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities, while acknowledging the valuable contributions they have made to our country. NAIDOC, which stands for ‘National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Observance Committee’, began in 1957. Aboriginal organisations, state and.

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A Royal Celebration for the Commonwealth

27 / Apr / 2017
In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her milestone 90th birthday, and now Australia is gearing up to celebrate her 91st birthday in true royal style. Born on April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked by gun salutes in central London:.

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The Knights of Gallipoli: Remembering our Anzacs

13 / Apr / 2017
More than a century after Australian and New Zealand forces first landed on the shores of Gallipoli, people from across Australia still gather to remember the brave efforts of the fine men and women who fought for our country. Every year on 25 April the nation stops. Shops shut.

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Flags Online & Blinds Perth

15 / Jul / 2015
Tudor House is a family owned business that has been supplying Flags, Banners, Bunting, Blinds & Awnings in WA since 1930 both on-line and in store.   Coterridecarl

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