New state flag for Tweed museum
THE Tweed Heads Historical Society has received a new NSW state flag to fly alongside the Australian flag at the Tweed Heads Maritime Museum in Pioneer Park.
State Member for Tweed Geoff Provest presented the flag.
“While many people would not be familiar with this flag, the NSW State Flag has been in use since 1876,” Mr Provest said.
The flag consists of the Union Jack and the NSW badge which features the Cross of St George in red on a white disc with an eight-pointed gold star on each arm and a golden lion in the centre.
Mr Provest has announced that community organisations who would like to fly the NSW flag may be eligible to apply for a free flag.
Individuals representing NSW interstate and overseas are also encouraged to apply for a free flag.
“NSW public schools can also request a free state flag from my office in Tweed Heads South at any time,” Mr Provest said.
The flag was raised for the first time at 10am on Friday, January 21 by Mr Provest, Historical Society president Joan Smith and members of the Tweed Historical Society.