Tuesday, 28 October 2014

NZ Flag

1) What do these symbols on our flag stand for?
a) Blue background
The blue sea and the clear sky surrounding us.
b) Stars
Emphasises the country's location on the South Pacific Ocean.
c) Union Jack
Recognises New Zealand's historical origins as a British country and dominion.

2) Name the 3 flags of the 3 countries which are combined to make the Union Jack

3) When did we first use this NZ flag ?
June 1902

4) What flag did we use from 1840 until then?
The Union Jack

5) From 1834 to 1840 we used the United Tribes Flag.

6) Who kept chopping down the flagpole in Kororareka? Why?
Hone Heke. He grew disappointed at the loss of trade with European ships, and at challenges to his authority. From late 1844 he and his men repeatedly cut down the flag pole above the bay at Kororāreka. 

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