Visits for Australian national flag day

FLAG: Rowan Ramsey and Geoff Brock with Cooper Fidge, Tayla Syrigos, Keely Pinder, Connor Smith, Jasmine Ogston, Cara Smith, Marli Smith and Ivy Bagshaw.
FLAG: Rowan Ramsey and Geoff Brock with Cooper Fidge, Tayla Syrigos, Keely Pinder, Connor Smith, Jasmine Ogston, Cara Smith, Marli Smith and Ivy Bagshaw.

The local state and federal members in the Port Pirie region joined students at Port Pirie West Primary School for Australian national flag day. 

Both Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey and independent member for Frome Geoff Brock presented the school with a state flag of South Australia and spoke to the students about the importance of the flag and what it represents. 

“The students always enjoy hearing about the rules which surround the flying of the flag and the story behind the symbolism of design”, Mr Ramsey said. 

“The Australia flag should be held in the highest regard at all times.”

Geoff Brock provided the students with a bit of background history to the South Australia flag, explaining its adoption which occured in 1904.

“The flag is based on the defaced British blue ensign with the State badge located in the fly”, Mr Brock said. 

“The badge is a gold disc featuring a piping shrike with its wings outstretched.”

“It is very important to acknowledge both flags, their heritage and the people who gave their lives to have the freedom we have today.”