Tuesday, March 3, 2015
New Holland Australia Heritage Flag
What might have been? What if the Dutch would have invested some of their Indonesian Riches to establish a colony in Australia? Perhaps New Holland would have been the name of the 6th continent instead of Australia.
This flag commemorates that fact that Australia's maiden name was New Holland before she was married to the UK and get her 'proper' name - Australia. From the early 1600s until about 1828, the Dutch had a tenuous foothold on The Sixth Continent, but by 1829 all Dutch dreams of nation down under were dashed.