Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New Zealands flag

1) What do these symbols on our flag stand for?
a) Blue background = Blue sea and sky

b) Stars = Southern cross to represent New Zealand's position in the southern hemisphere.

c) Union Jack = New Zealands past

2) Name the 3 flags of the 3 countries which are combined to make the Union Jack.
Ireland, Scotland and England.

3) When did we first use this NZ flag? 1869.

4) What flag did we use from 1840 until then?
The british 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 to challenge the authority of the british.

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