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I, THE HONOURABLE SIR STANLEY CHARLES BURBURY, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia acting with the advice of the Executive Council of the said State do by this my Proclamation declare that the Blue Ensign with a lion "Passant" red on a white shield in the fly thereof being the flag or ensign more particularly described in the Schedule hereto shall be the distinguishing flag or ensign of the State of Tasmania and shall be known as the Tasmanian Flag.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the State of Tasmania
as aforesaid at Hobart in Tasmania this third day of December
One thousand nine hundred and seventy-five.


By His Excellency's Command,

W. A. NEILSON, Premier.


1). General - A Blue Ensign with the proportions two by one consisting of a blue flag with the Union Jack occupying the upper quarter next to the staff with a lion "Passant" red on the white shield in the fly.

2). The White Shield - A circular white ground with a diameter equal to three-sevenths of a breadth of the flag and positioned with its centre one-quarter of the length of the flag from the edge of the fly and on the line between the upper and lower quarters.

3). The Lion - A red lion in the "Passant" position fimbriated in black inside the white shield facing towards the staff.

4). Colour Reproduction of the Flag -


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