Anzac Day marching banner : Thirty Niners Association

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number REL33626
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Flag
Physical description Artificial silk, Cotton
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1948-1950
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Thirty Niners Association Anzac Day marching banner made of artificial silk with a yellow cotton fringe. The banner is divided vertically into even segments of red, white and purple. In the centre panel is the badge of the Thirty Niners Association showing a circle vertically divided into red, white and brown panels within a laurel wreath surmounted by a King's Crown. Below the badge is '1939' appliqued in yellow, and in red is 'THIRTY NINERS' in a boomerang, and 'ASSOCIATION' below. Appliqued lettering across the banner reads 'NAVY ARMY AIR FORCE WWII ENLISTED 1939 SERVED ALL THEATRES OF WAR'. There are two pockets at the ends of the banner into which poles would be inserted for carrying. The banner is water stained, and has six 'holes' to assist in carrying the flag when marching.

History / Summary

Original Anzac Day marching banner of the Thirty Niners Association. This banner was used by the association on Anzac Day until there were insufficient members remaining to carry the banner at the marches. Members of the Thirty Niners Association enlisted for servicein the RAN, AIF or RAAF during 1939, the first year of the Second World War.