AUSTRALIA’S history of independence is fraught with conflict, bloodshed and a tumultuous, tumultuous time.
But the story of the American Flag that became the rallying cry for the Australian people to resist the colonial power has survived a lifetime of conflict.
A century ago, the US flag was flown on Australia’s national flag, the white flag with the stars, at the start of the First World War.
Today it is a symbol of the unity of Australia.
The flag has been the subject of much debate.
But many Australians, and even some Americans, believe that it is not offensive to hold the flag upside down.
A new history of the flag tells the story from the perspective of the Australian soldier who fought to free the country from British rule.
“I’ve never seen a British flag flown upside down, but I think I know why,” said Andrew Gifford, an associate professor of Australian history at the University of Sydney.
In the 18th century, the United States wanted Australia to become a British colony, and it had been lobbying for it to do so for a long time.
The US was the largest trading power in Australia, and US naval forces had set up in Australia in the late 1850s.
They sent a fleet to negotiate the boundary between the US and British colonies.
At the end of the treaty, the Americans promised to return the colony to Britain.
But the US had its own agenda: to become the world’s dominant power.
President Grover Cleveland signed the Treaty of Paris on December 1, 1855.
It promised to give the US control of the continent, and the US was to establish a naval base in Australia.
Australia was a US colony.
After two years of negotiations, the treaty was signed.
The US Navy arrived on the shores of the newly established colony of Australia in November 1856.
American President Grover C. Cleveland at the inauguration of the US Navy in the United State Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 3, 1858.
(Source: Library of Congress)The treaty was to be a great economic boon for the colony.
The new US colony would become a major industrial hub, the heart of the country.
The Americans hoped to establish commercial relations with the colonies in exchange for a promise of protection from Britain and other foreign powers.
During the first few years of the Treaty, Australia was not considered an American colony.
Australians did not hold American passports, and were not allowed to purchase goods made in the US.
But there was one exception: The American Navy had an airfield on the continent.
British rule ended in 1865.
Britain took over Australia’s territory in 1890, but Australia never formally declared independence.
By the end, Australia’s population was just over 4 million.
As the American military entered the fray in the first World War, the Australian Government began preparing for the coming of the United Kingdom.
This was the first time that the US military had fought a war in Australia and had been able to take the fight to Britain in a significant way.
For Australians, the Battle of Sydney was the catalyst that sparked a new political debate over whether Australia should be a US protectorate.
Following the US surrender, the government issued an amnesty for Australians, which allowed them to rejoin the US armed forces.
Within months, a small group of Australians began taking part in the Battle.
Many fought on the British side, but the Australian Defence Force and other groups formed a self-defence group known as the Australian Volunteer Force, or AVF.
It was formed in 1905, and soon gained the support of Australian politicians who saw the AVF as a powerful fighting force.
However, the AVOF soon faced criticism for the tactics it used.
An AVOI member, known only as “C-3PO”, has his head covered with a mask as he stands in front of a statue of Captain James Cook, a British explorer, on the grounds of the British naval base at New Plymouth, Australia, in July 1911.(Source: AFP)Many Australians who joined the AVFU were sent to fight on the western front, including the AVFO, which was responsible for guarding the entrance to the base.
Members of the AVFA, including an AVFO commander, were called upon to provide security for the base and to clear the British garrison.
C-2PO, a spy from the US, was sent by the AV FO to spy on British intelligence agents.
The AVFO eventually lost most of its soldiers during the war, but C-2P did survive, working as an intelligence operative during World War I. There was little contact between the AVFM and the AVLOF, and they were never fully united.
Despite the fact that the AVHF was not fully aligned with the AVOF, it became the centre of much of