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From the Flags of Paradise 1996 chart:
1970-1971: Australian Trust Territory: vertical triband, blue with white Crux Australis [southern cross], yellow, red with white paradise bird.(but Dorling Kindersley 1997 reports a golden paradise bird).
1971-1975: Australian Self Government: current national flag.
1975-: Independent state: current national flag.
Both Dorling Kindersley 1997 and Barraclough and Crampton 1981, page 213, report the stripes being blue, white and green, but the correct colours were: blue, yellow and green. Sources:
Mark Sensen, 14 August 2001
Barraclough and Crampton 1978 and
1981 state "In
1970 the Australian Administration tried to introduce another divided
vertically: blue at the hoist with the stars of the Southern Cross as in the
Australian flag, then white, then green with the yellow bird of paradise. This
was never popular and the matter was left to the House of Assembly."
David Prothero, 24 November 2005