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South Australia

State Identity

South Australian Flag

Flag Adopted: 13 January 1904

All State flags, except the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, use the Australian flag, based on the Blue Ensign, but have the particular badge of that State on the right hand side where the Southern Cross would be.

The flag of South Australia is the Blue Ensign with the State badge. The badge consists of a white-backed piping shrike (magpie) with wings outstretched, within a golden circle. It is believed to have been designed by Robert Craig of the Adelaide School of Arts.

SA Coat of Arms

The original Coat of Arms was granted by King Edward VIII on the 100th anniversary of its foundation on 20 Nov 1936.

The present coat of arms was conferred by Queen Elizabeth II on 19 April 1984. It consists of the State badge resting on a grassy mount with ripening wheat and barley, fresh fruit, metal cogs of industry and a miner's pick, objects representing all aspects of industry in South Australia.
The crest above the shield has four sprigs of the State's floral emblem, Sturt's Desert Pea, on a collar of the State's colours of red, blue and gold.
The motto is simply "South Australia".

Floral emblem: Sturts Desert Pea
Animal emblem: Hairy-nosed Wombat
Bird emblem: White-backed Magpie(Piping Shrike)