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Why is the Australian Flag at half mast today?
Many people notice the Australian flag and its accompanying flags being flown at half-mast on some occasions. There are a variety of reasons as to why this might be the case which we will delve into today. In short, the flag flying at half mast is a symbol of mourning. The sight of the flag at half-mast carries a weight of significance, often representing moments of collective grief, remembrance, or national mourning.
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What makes up the Australian National Flag?
Flags are powerful symbols that embody the identity, history, and values of a nation. The Australian flag is no exception, featuring a unique combination of elements that represent the nation's heritage and its place in the world. In this blog, we will explore the elements that make up the Australian flag, decipher their meanings, and unravel the fascinating story of how they came together to create this iconic national emblem. As flag manufacturers, who are consistently making fully sewn Australian flags, we have become very familiar with the aspects of the Australian flag, and the importance of getting each element perfect. 
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Environmental Sustainability in Textile Manufacturing
Harry West Flags continuously strives to achieve the most sustainable practices and procedures possible in the manufacturing of our flags. Over the years, we have implemented more and more eco-friendly initiatives to reduce our environmental impact. This commitment aligns with our overall values and reflects a broader initiative to contribute positively to the environment. Let's explore the various environmental initiatives that are consistently undertaken by Harry West Flags.
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Flag terminology
Here at Harry West Flags, we have been in business, making high quality Australian made flags for over 115 years, so we are pretty well versed in flag terminology. We understand there are many words and concepts associated with flags that can be confusing to most people who don't have a background in flags or vexillology, so we are here to clear up any confusion. 
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Red Australian Flags
We receive a lot of questions regarding the ''Red Australian Flag''. As the oldest flag manufacturer in Australia, we feel equipped to answer all of the questions relating to this topic. Firstly, there are technically two red versions of the Australian flag that people could be referring to. 
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Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2023
From Tuesday the 7th of November until Friday the 9th of November we attended the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney. We have not had the opportunity to attend since 2019, but in years prior, we always found it to be such an insightful and well organised event, and we were thrilled to be able to attend again this year.
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